I think checking is always a good thing to do also. Overall, they really do want songs to be from musicals but I'm not sure how black and white this is though it should be musical theater repetoire type of songs. But I will give an example from my own kid that you might say is slightly "fuzzy" on this. For the schools that wanted a pre-1960 song, she sang a song by a well known musical theater composer. He wrote this particular song for a movie. However, my D had sung the song in a published musical revue of this composer's music. So, she had sung it in a known musical revue (which is all musical theater songs by this composer) even though he originally wrote this song for a movie. Nobody said a word about it and in fact, it seemed to go over well and was a rather "unique" song, doubt anyone did it. She got in some places where she sang it. That is not exactly the same situation being discussed here but relates a little.
And if Jeff Blumenkrantz is reading this thread....let me say I'm a parent of a long time fellow Stagedoorian (you are an alum) and I saw you perform your work at Stagedoor's 30th Anniversary Celebration this past July. It was great.
PS...oops, I see my message crossed with Mr. Blumenkrantz's.
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