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Act One Finales

Broadway Songs that are Epic Act One Finales

One of the staples of a great Broadway musical is a fantastic act one finale. Finishing act one with a strong and captivating musical cliffhanger is key to drawing the audience back in to the second act. An act one finale done well leaves the audience at the edge of their seats, counting down the minutes of intermission until they are invited back into the world of the show.

From epic solo moments such as Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” and Frozen’s “Let It Go” to dramatic ensemble numbers such as Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found” and RENT’s “La Vie Boheme,” we’ve compiled a playlist of some of the best act one finales so you can bring the adrenaline of an intermission cliffhanger with you no matter where you go.

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