There’s no doubt there’s lots of craziness happening in the world right now. Lately, I find I wake up and actually feel a moment of panic before turning on the news or opening my laptop and logging into Facebook. A good night’s sleep can feel ruined pretty quickly. And now with the holiday season officially beginning, I feel the the impending expectation to be “spirited” and that just makes me stressed!
In an effort to ward off that anxiety, we here at ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com want to remind to you to slow down, breathe, and remember to look for the love and good in your world. (It’s out there. We promise.) To do our part, we thought we’d share a few song of thanks to lighten your mood and hopefully, brighten your day.
We wish you and yours a happy and restful Thanksgiving!
~Laura & David
Thank God for Miracles
From: The Night Before
Music By: Patrick Cook
Lyrics by: Frederick Freyer
Perfect for: Broadway Baritone
The main character in this show, a recently fired department store Santa Claus who has just found an abandoned bag that somehow contains whatever gift someone wants (this is an adaptation of a classic “Twilight Zone” episode), is celebrating his newfound, inexplicable ability to help people who need it. We could definitely all use some miracles right now!
I Want To Thank You
From: Boys Will Be Boys
Music by: Kenneth Kacmar
Lyrics by: Joe Miloscia
Perfect For: Legit Tenor & Broadway Baritone
Ah love! What better kind of thank you than a duet celebrating love and romance. “Thanks for the sweetness / And understanding. / Thank for the hope you helped renew. / I want to thank you for letting me love you.”
Good News, Mrs. Davenport
Music by: Joe Kinosian
Lyrics by: Kellen Blair
Perfect For: Legit Mezzo
Performed by: Joe Kinosian
You’re nothing if you don’t have your health, right? That’s definitely something to be thankful for! In this song, the doctor assures dear Mrs. Davenport that she should indeed be grateful for her current status… or should she?!
Performed by: Devin Ilaw
This is a love song from a young man to his grandma who loved nothing more than to cook and see her grandson eat. He learns that what grandma was really serving was love. That’s something we all should remember as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner.
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