Imagine the scenario: Life as we know it is about to end, if you are not in the bunker in 5 minutes you will be blown to smithereens. You have your iPod, but it's empty, you only have time to save five showtunes from being forgotten for eternity. What would they be?

We'll be asking this question to a different theatregoer/theatremaker each week. To kick off this new feature, we thought we'd ask the guys here in the WhatsOnStage office.


Rosie the Content Manager (@rosie_bannister)

1. "What Can You Say" – Love Story

2. "Being Alive" – Company

3. "The Life I Never Led" – Sister Act

4. "Wait A Bit" – Just So

5. "Our Time" – Merrily We Roll Along


Ben the Features Editor (@benhewis)

1. "A Boy Like That/I Have A Love" – West Side Story

2. "Seasons of Love" – Rent

3. "I Wish I Could Go Back To College" – Avenue Q

4. "When Your Mind's Made Up" – Once

5. "One Day More" – Les Miserables


Kevin the Marketing Manager (@kjq77)

1. "I Miss The Music" – Curtains

2. "Somebody" – Company

3. "Stranger In This World" – Taboo

4. "Anthem" – Chess

5. "Hey There" – The Pajama Game


Laura the Club and Office Manager (@thebookofnorman)

1. "When I Grow Up" – Matilda

2. "Send in the Clowns" – A Little Night Music

3. "I Could Have Danced All Night" – My Fair Lady

4. "I Am What I Am" – La Cage Aux Folles

5. "I Dreamed a Dream" - Les Mis


Peter the Product Manager

1. "I'm Here" – The Color Purple

2. "I'd Give My Life For You" – Miss Saigon

3. "Hasa Diga Eebowai" – The Book of Mormon

4. "And I Am Telling You" – Dreamgirls

5. "Beautiful City" - Godspell


Jon the Sales and Operations Executive

1. "When I Grow Up" – Matilda

2. "You'll Never Walk Alone" - Carousel

3. "He Lives In You" – Lion King

4. "Be Our Guest" - Beauty and the Beast

5. "Defying Gravity" - Wicked


Which five songs would you pick? Let us know in the comments below or on facebook/twitter and we'll feature our favourite playlists next week!