Newsies

I didn’t fold my laundry this weekend.

Scandalous, right?

Actually, my weekend turned out just a little bit too busy to include boring stuff like laundry and clothes hangers. On Sunday, like an actual adult who has an adult job and does adult things, I got all my meal prep for the week done, including breakfasts for my sister and I and lunches for the entire week.

Then I dumped the rest of my Sunday tasks, dressed up all fancy, and went out to sushi with my mom and my sister.

Because weekends are short, y’all.

After sushi—and wandering around in the grocery store in serious big-girl heels and makeup to make sure we had eggs in our fridge before Monday—we went to see a play at the Ent Center for the Arts.

A Broadway musical, actually, performed by the Starz Theater group.

Newsies, to be completely specific.

Guys. I loved it so much. So much. We sat in the balcony above the stage, which meant we could see everything, and since the story was completely new to me, I was completely enthralled. The theater had been sold out all weekend, and I was lucky to get tickets as last minute as I did. I’m so glad I did.

The story, in a very tiny nutshell, is about a group of newsboys in 1899 New York City, taking on the corrupt newspaper tycoons of the day. Everything about it was fantastic. It may not have been a Broadway cast or a Broadway stage, but the Starz Theater group, in my very humble opinion, did an amazing job portraying the story.

Basically, I loved it. The songs, the choreography, the fabulous set design, and, of course, the snarky lead. Honestly, the moment the lights went down in the theater and the curtain rose, I knew this was going to be a winner, and I was not disappointed.

Yeah . . . I’m going to be listening to the soundtrack for a while.

What is your favorite musical? Tell me about it in the comments!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. scotiathompson says:

    I can’t even tell you how many times I watched Newsies (with Christian Bale) growing up. It was my absolute favorite movie ever!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. A.R. Geiger says:

      I have yet to see that, but it’s definitely on my list!

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