Yesterday I saw the musical Newsies on the big screen and it was simply amazing. The touring company was joined by many of the original Broadway cast, including Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Jeremy Jordan (squeal) as Jack Kelly, and the production was filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (where I saw it for the first time) for release in movie theaters. I love this musical so much! I love the story of how a group of "newsies," with the help of a fledgling reporter, defy Joseph Pulitzer's attempt to raise the price of newspapers with a city-wide strike. I love all of the powerful songs, especially "Carrying the Banner," "The World Will Know," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Once and for All." I love the dazzling choreography, particularly all of the high-energy leaps and spins in unison. I absolutely loved this film version! I loved being able to see the incredibly passionate performance of Jeremy Jordan, who is the best Jack Kelly I have seen. I loved all of the different camera angles which made watching this film like having a front-row seat at the Pantages Theatre (for a lot less money!). Just like the first time I saw it, I had goosebumps throughout the whole performance and I highly recommend that you seize the day and get a ticket to the final screening on February 22 (go here).
Note: I loved seeing all of the groups of theatre nerds wearing their newsboy caps! I also loved seeing every single seat filled! Theatre nerds rock!