Sweet songs from West End musicals to listen to this Easter
Easter is a time to sit down, relax and eat plenty of food, especially sweeter snacks. While you’re curled up on the sofa, why not listen to these sweet-based musical theatre songs, sure to make you work up an appetite for food while you’re staying indoors.
Sweet songs from West End musicals
“A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins
When Mary Poppins encourages the children to tidy up and look after their belongings, the lovable nanny decides to teach in her own special way. Even though tidying up may seem dull, Mary makes it clear that when approaching any situation with a good attitude, you can still have fun. Sung by Mary to Jane and Michael, “A Spoonful of Sugar” is a popular showtune in Mary Poppins, along with “Feed the Birds” and “Step in Time”.
“What Baking Can Do” from Waitress
With sugar, butter and flour the central ingredients to one of Jenna Hunterson’s much-loved pies, “What Baking Can Do” follows Jenna as she decides to continue baking, recalling stories of her late mother who found herself by opening an oven door.
“Toot Sweets” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“Toot Sweets” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is sung by Caractacus Potts, as he invents a new type of sweet that can also be used as a whistle. Dreaming up a delicious snack like this, the toot sweets’ whistle is so high pitched that the local dogs are called into the sweet factory, proving that sugar and spice doesn’t make everything nice! The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, who also penned songs for Mary Poppins.
“Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Entering a world of musical delight, “Pure Imagination” is one of the iconic tunes from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as Willy Wonka shows Charlie Bucket his grand prize; the chocolate factory. Unwrapped in the West End in 2013, the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s sweet-filled book played at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until January 2017, later transferring to Broadway and Sydney as audiences around the world tucked into this theatrical delight.
“Be our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast
A food-based musical theatre article wouldn’t be complete without “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. As Belle looks forward to her first meal in the castle, see the cutlery and dishes come alive in this domestic extravaganza. Inviting Belle to eat as she pleases, Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs Potts show the young maiden that she will be looked after well in her newly-found surroundings.
“Coffee Black” from Big the Musical
Based on the 1998 film of the same name, “Coffee Black” sees Josh Baskin bouncing into the office feeling like a new man, but as he begins to face up to his new life in an adult body, will his childhood ever be the same again?
“Coffee Break” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
What happens when the office workers can’t get their sweet, well-earned coffee break? Chaos ensues in this musical number, where all the colleagues want is a few drips of coffee to escape the real world. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying saw Daniel Radcliffe star as Finch in the latest Broadway revival, but the musical’s not been in London since the 1960s.