“Go With the Flow” – Wonderland
Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy
A contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, this musical sets the story in modern day New York. The Cheshire Cat-like character, El Gato, gives our heroine some sage advice in this salsa-tinged tune that will have your shoulders moving up and down while your hips sway back and forth.
“You Love Who You Love” – Bonnie and Clyde
Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Don Black
In this musical about the infamous duo, Bonnie and Clyde’s sister-in-law describe why they love who they love during this number. Although it didn’t work out for the outlaws, loving someone is not a crime. Luckily some people understood that when the first formal meeting of gay support group PFLAG took place on this day in 1973.
“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Nan Knighton
During the French Revolution, the time period known as the Reign of Terror, the setting of this musical, began on this day in 1793. Jump into the fire with this exhilarating number where the dashing aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney convinces his friends to help him after taking on the identity of the titular heroic crusader.
“This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde
Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse
After being denied permission to test on a human subject, Dr. Jekyll recklessly decides this is the moment to experiment on himself and takes a formula designed to separate good and evil during this ballad. By the time the powerful song ends, you’ll feel this is the moment to do something you always wanted to do today, but be forewarned. Things quickly go awry for the doctor in this gothic thriller.
“Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula
Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton
During this heartfelt number in this musical version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jonathan Harker prepares to face the titular monster while agonizing over promising to kill his wife if she becomes a vampire. Before the summer ends, don’t waste time agonizing over the eventual change of seasons. Do something fun, like see a show, for example.