13 Glee Musical Theatre Performances That We Will Never Forget
It may have come off the air a few years ago, but we still aren’t over Glee. It had some completely unforgettable performances and gave millions of fans the desire to wear colour co-ordinated outfits and sing in school competitions. Even when you’re in your twenties.
The show followed the underdog group of singers, the New Directions, a high school glee club with dreams of making it big. Although TV musicals have recently made a comeback with live versions of Grease and The Sound of Music, it was really Glee who started our love for seeing them on the small screen.
So here are 13 amazing musical theatre songs performed on Glee, so put in your headphones and enjoy.
1. Don’t Rain On My Parade – Funny Girl
Lea Michele gave us goosebumps when we first heard her sing this. And the thousand other times we re-watched it.
2. All That Jazz – Chicago
Glee loved a guest star and Kate Hudson appeared as crazed dance teacher Cassandra July in season 4 where she challenged Lea Michele’s Rachel to prove herself.
3. America – West Side Story
4. Beauty School Drop Out – Grease
5. Sweet Transvestite – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Amber Riley as Mercedes gave it everything when she took over the role of Frank in the school production of Rocky Horror. And we loved it.
6. As If We Never Said Goodbye – Sunset Boulevard
Every time Chris Colfer sang, we all got chills, but this was a particularly touching performance of “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard.
7. Rose’s Turn – Gypsy
Speaking of Chris Colfer, wasn’t this performance from Gypsy just amazing?
8. Something’s Coming – West Side Story
Darren Criss sent hearts racing when he auditioned for the school play with this number from West Side Story.
9. You Can’t Stop The Beat – Hairspray
Challenge: try not to dance and sing at the top of your lungs along with this song.
10. Cell Block Tango – Chicago
The Glee girls nail the iconic song of wronged women from Chicago in this performance.
11. Hot Patootie Bless My Soul – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
John Stamos joined the cast as the incredibly attractive dentist Carl, the love rival of the glee club teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison). And, for some reason, he was also allowed to be a part of high school musicals in the part of Eddie in Rocky Horror.
12. I Dreamed A Dream – Les Misérables
13. It’s All Over – Dreamgirls
To give you a taste of what’s in store for you when you see Dreamgirls, here’s what happened when Amber Riley’s character Mercedes was feeling isolated from the rest of the glee club. She channeled her inner Effie White and let out her feelings.
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