In continuing Playbill.com’s Back to School week, we put together a list of tunes to help you focus. Start with songs to motivate you to hunker down before mellowing out into steady study mode. For the first time ever, the Playbill Mixtape solely features covers and special arrangements of songs not from cast albums, but sung by theatre artists. Get to know a different vocal sound from the singers you love. Take note!
Think “Don’t Rain on My Parade” to get you in that conquering mindset before easing in to jazzy tunes like Steven Pasquale’s version of “If I Were a Bell” and Idina Menzel’s acoustic version of “Defying Gravity.”