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Female Group Numbers

ThatOneTheatreNerd
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Female Group Numbers#1
Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:16pm
My colleague asked if I knew any good all female group musical theatre numbers and I thought we're better to find answers than on Broadway World. Any ideas?
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Female Group Numbers#2
Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:22pm

Songs from "Dreamgirls" - not the solos

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Female Group Numbers#3
Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:23pm

-"Stepsisters' Lament" (Cinderella)

-Definitely a few in South Pacific

-"Maria" (the Sound of Music)

-"Cell block tango" (Chicago)

-"It's the Hard-Knock Life" (Annie)

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Female Group Numbers#4
Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:28pm

"the Schuyler Sisters!" 

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Female Group Numbers#5
Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:40pm

First ones that come to mind are...

"Hey Big Spender" - Sweet Charity

"Forget About the Boy" - Thoroughly Modern Millie

"Just Arrived" - Copacabana

"Mama Who Bore Me + Reprise" - Spring Awakening

 

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Female Group Numbers#6
Posted: 8/3/17 at 2:41pm

"Positive"- Legally Blonde

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Female Group Numbers#7
Posted: 8/3/17 at 3:03pm

"Cinderella Darling" from How to Succeed  

"Motherhood" from Hello, Dolly!

"Cell Block Tango" from Chicago 

"Soft Place to Land" from Waitress

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Female Group Numbers#8
Posted: 8/3/17 at 3:30pm

I don't know how your friend will use the song(s), so these might not be appropriate, but I love the ensemble pieces from SISTER ACT: 

Raise Your Voice / Take Me to Heaven / Sunday Morning Fever / Spread the Love Around

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Female Group Numbers#9
Posted: 8/3/17 at 3:35pm

PatrickDC said: "I don't know how your friend will use the song(s), so these might not be appropriate, but I love the ensemble pieces from SISTER ACT: 

Raise Your Voice / Take Me to Heaven / Sunday Morning Fever / Spread the Love Around
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Oh, and Fabulous Baby does not have religious themes like the others, thought it's more of a solo for Deloris with backing vocals. It could be redone as a group song though. 

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Female Group Numbers#10
Posted: 8/4/17 at 1:38am

Omigod You Guys- Legally Blonde

America- West Side Story 

Daughters of Triton/She's In Love- The Little Mermaid 

Prologue- Little Shop of Horrors 

It Can't Be True- 13 

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Female Group Numbers#11
Posted: 8/4/17 at 2:15am

Lots of things from A My Name Is Alice and A My Name Is Still Alice ("All Girl Band" is great)

Same with Six Women With Brain Death

"Heaven Hop" from Anything Goes

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Ainsley Nelson
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Female Group Numbers#12
Posted: 10/14/19 at 11:43am
she’s in love- little mermaid
mama who bore me reprise- spring awakening
brand new you- 13
positive- legally blonde
paris original- how to succeed...
all girl band- my name will always be alice
the big doll house- hairspray
haus of holbein- six
holding out for a hero- footlose
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Female Group Numbers#13
Posted: 10/14/19 at 12:14pm

Nine has a number of them: the Overture, The Germans at the Spa, Folies Bergeres, and Ti Voglia Bene/Be Italian (Young Guido and the boys can easily be covered by women for this, especially as an out of context performance).

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Female Group Numbers#14
Posted: 10/14/19 at 1:56pm

If you're interested in something contemporary and funny, "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire)" from Be More Chill.

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Female Group Numbers#15
Posted: 10/14/19 at 2:01pm
Who’s That Woman? from Follies
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Female Group Numbers#16
Posted: 10/14/19 at 7:01pm

Some that come to mind for me are:

"Mama Who Bore Me Reprise" - Spring Awakening

Virtually anything from six (yes, they are solos, but there's a lot of back-up participation)

"Cell Block Tango" - Chicago

"Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" and "Welcome to the Sixties" - Hairspray

"Positive" and "What You Want" - Legally Blonde

"Raise Your Voice" - Sister Act

"The Schuyler Sisters" - Hamilton

"Candy Store" - Heathers

"Super Trouper" - Mamma Mia

"Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair" - South Pacific

"Lady Marmalade" - Moulin Rouge

"Many a New Day" - Oklahoma

"Maria" - Sound of Music

And of course, there's like a million others that I'm forgetting right now!

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Female Group Numbers#17
Posted: 10/14/19 at 7:52pm

Don't know for what purpose, but here are some that weren't mentioned:

Burn the Old Thing Up - Lizzie

I Want It All - Baby

Matchmaker - Fiddler

The Factory Girls - Parade

Moon Trio - Caroline Or Change

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Female Group Numbers#18
Posted: 10/14/19 at 10:42pm

Personally, I am fond of the Hot Box numbers from GUYS AND DOLLS: "A Bushel and a Peck" and "Take Back Your Mink." Each has one chorus for the lead (Adelaide) and then a second chorus for the women's ensemble (but you could arrange the songs differently).

If you want something more serious in tone, either "Every Day a Little Death" or "Perpetual Anticipation" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC might work.

I also like "I'm Not at All in Love" from PAJAMA GAME and "Put 'Em Back" from LIL ABNER.

If you want something more off-beat, take a listen to "Moon in My Window" from DO I HEAR A WALTZ? It's a trio in the show, but there's no reason each "part" couldn't be sung by a different group of women.