Featured Five, Vol. 18 – ‘Tis The Season for Contemporary Musical Theatre

Holiday Featured FiveHo ho ho! It’s that time of year again, and what better way to ring in the season than with some holiday themed contemporary musical theatre songs? All five songs featured below are available for purchase and download to subscribers of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com. And hey — if you’re still looking for a great gift idea for that musical theatre loving person in your life, why not gift them a subscription to our site?!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018!   –Laura & David

Bill Nelson headshot

One Last Christmas

Music by: Rick Bassett
Lyrics by: Bill Nelson
Perfect for: Belt Mezzo
Performed by: Rosalind Brown

Looking for a sexy, bluesy Christmas tune? Look no further than Rick Bassett and Bill’s Nelson’s “One Last Christmas.” Who can resist a lyric like, “You always know how to make my bells jingle right.”


McGuire and Simon

I Can’t Wait for Christmas

Music and Lyrics by: Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon
Perfect for: High/Belt Mix
Performed by:  Laura Kleinbaum

Some of us just get so excited this time of year, like the girl singing Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon’s sparkly patter song, “I Can’t Wait For Christmas.” She just loves, loves, LOVES Christmas and can’t wait for it to get here.  There just one little hitch — she’s Jewish. But it doesn’t seem to faze her (or us!) one bit.


Christmas at Our House

From: Letters to Santa
Music & Lyrics by: Gregory Jacobs-Roseman

Perfect for: Legit Tenor or Broadway Baritone
Performed by: Jed Resnick

The holidays are a time for family and Gregory Jacobs-Roseman’s story song takes through years of one family’s ups and downs. Now all grown up, Christmas at his house is no longer the way he remembers it, but he is able to finds the real meaning of the season by giving others the holiday of his childhood.



This Isn’t Christmas

From: Women on Love
Music & Lyrics by: Katya Stanislavskaya
Perfect for: Belt Mezzo
Performed by: Sarah Corey

This fun comedy song by Katya Stanislavskaya tells the tale of a young woman’s visit with a Rabbi during the holiday season. The meet up proves slightly awkward as she has seemingly decorated her apartment for a certain non-Jewish holiday.


Brian Katona

The Night Before Christmas

Music by: Brian Katona
Lyrics by: Clement Clarke Moore
Perfect for: Lyric Tenor
Performed by: Ryan Bauer Walsh

For those who love their holiday songs classic — look no further. Brian Katona has set Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic poem, “The Night Before Christmas” to music in a beautiful setting.


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