You’ve Gotta See: Newsies

Julia Stanski, Staff Writer 
Edited by Victoria Chiu


This Disney hit written by Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein is an adaptation of the 1992 movie starring Christian Bale and has gained most of its acclaim for its extraordinary choreography and cast of very cute and talented boys. However, its music and script have merit on their own; this uplifting story about young New York newsboys striking and standing up for their rights is exhilarating and funny. There’s no shortage of great songs, including “Carrying the Banner”, “Seize the Day”, and “Watch What Happens”. It addresses themes of activism and social justice, but is also just a lot of fun. Despite lacking the brilliance of shows like Gypsy, it’s a great time and worth seeing for the musical numbers and energy of the young and talented cast.

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