Ah, summer. The time when the stage comes alive with stories that evoke the carefree spirit of vacations. Where the thrill of new adventures inspires audiences, and vibrant colors and music transport us to someplace tropical. As we reveled in the joyous performances listed below, we can’t help but feel the irresistible urge to recommend our favorite summer-inspired songs from our catalog, creating the perfect summer music playlist. Read on as we explore some of our favorite titles and songs that remind us of summer!
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville is the quintessential musical that captures the essence of summer like no other. From its sun-soaked, beach-inspired setting to its feel-good, tropical melodies, the show transports audiences to a paradise of carefree days and balmy nights. With a delightful blend of Jimmy Buffett’s iconic songs, the musical brings the laid-back, island lifestyle to life, making it the ultimate summer escape. Escape to Margaritaville proves that summer is not just a season; it’s a state of mind.
Song Recommendation: “Margaritaville”- Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
Summer of ’42 is an enchanting musical that beautifully encapsulates the nostalgic charm and bittersweet emotions of summer. Set during the summer of 1942, the show transports audiences to a bygone era of innocence and young love. With its score and storytelling, the musical captures the essence of summer’s fleeting moments and the profound impact they can have on one’s life.
Song Recommendation: “The Summer You’ll Always Remember”- Summer of ’42
Betty is looking forward to her summer share at the ocean but death, destruction, mayhem, and a continuous laugh track in the ceiling wait for her just behind the door. Set during a summer vacation at the beach, Betty’s Summer Vacation cleverly weaves together dark comedy, absurdity, and social commentary while keeping the fun of summer alive!
Song that reminds us of Betty’s Summer Vacation: “Dark Lady”- Cher the Musical
Don’t let the title fool you, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, is nowhere to be found in this play! Nantucket Sleigh Ride is the perfect play for summer, offering the perfect escape to the idyllic island of Nantucket. With a setting of sun-kissed beaches and quaint coastal charm, the play transports audiences on a magical journey of self-discovery and redemption. This title captures the adventurous essence of summer with its blend of comedy, romance, and mystery.
Song that reminds us of Nantucket Sleigh Ride: “Cheeseburger in Paradise”- Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
If there’s one person who embodies summer, it is the “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer herself. SUMMER perfectly grabs the essence of the season’s carefree spirit, encouraging audiences to embrace their inner diva and celebrate the life of Donna Summer.
Song Recommendation: “Hot Stuff”- SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of the classic T.V. show, and a joyful, family-friendly experience for new audiences, making it a must-see production that perfectly captures the playful and carefree essence of summer.
Song Recommendation: “The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle”- Gilligan’s Island: The Musical
Are you looking for more songs to add to your summer music playlist? Check out our Spotify playlist!