You requested it on TikTok and Julie delivered! For musical theater lovers who enjoy Golden Age music but want to perform something a little more obscure, these two videos are made just for you.

Musical theater actor and coach Julie Galorenzo walks you through twenty songs that you may have not heard of but should definitely check out. There’s a mix of ballads, uptempo songs, and more. Plus, she’s got music recommendations for all types of singers!

Many of the arrangements are available on our website, so click on the titles to check out the sheet music! 🎼

In this first video, Julie dives into a few underappreciated Golden Age ballads:


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♬ Fill Up Glass – Brian Englishman
  1. “The Love I Long For” from Sadie Thompson
  2. “I’ve Never Said I Love You” from Dear World (Recommended in key of C)
  3. “Westwind” form One Touch of Venus
  4. “Shall I Take My Heart” from Goldilocks
  5. Various songs from the show Pipe Dream
  6. “How Far Can a Lady Go?” from Carnival in Flanders

This second round focuses more on uptempo arrangements:

  1. “Someone Woke Up” from Do I Hear a Waltz?
  2. “Nobody’s Chasing Me” from Out of This World
  3. “I’ll Show Him” from Plain and Fancy (sopranos)
  4. “Everybody’s Got A Home But Me” from Pipe Dream (mixy soprano)
  5. “Thinking of No One But Me” from Me and My Girl (sopranos)
  6. “Take It on the Chin” from Me and My Girl (belty/mezzos)
  7. “Eager Beaver” from No Strings (mezzo/belter)
  8. “Surprise” from Oh, Captain! (sopranos)
  9. “The Man I Used to Be” from Pipe Dream
  10. “Once in Love with Amy” from Where’s Charley?
  11. “Leaning on a Lamp Post” from Me and My Girl (bari/tenors)
  12. “Me and My Girl” from Me and My Girl (bari/tenors)
  13. “They Couldn’t Compare to You” from Out of This World (bari/tenors)
  14. “I’m Like a New Broom” from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (baritones)

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Find more of Julie’s recommendations by reading this article.

Julie Galorenzo is a New York City based actor and has performed in hundreds of musicals across the country. She is a proud graduate of the acting & musical theatre program at Marymount Manhattan College. She runs her own business coaching “all things musical theatre” and specializes in audition and college audition preparation.
TikTok & Instagram: @juliegalorenzocoaching

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