As a child, I grew up watching and singing the Disney movie NEWSIES! To this day, it is still my all time favorite movie! When I saw it was going to New York City Broadway over 4 years ago, I often thought about flying there. I was ecstatic when I saw it was coming to Seattle in 2016! And even more so when my blog was asked to attend, OF COURSE I’d go even if I didn’t have to publish a “Review Post”!!
I knew I was going to like it but I still wondered if it was on par with the movie. Of course I was wrong, I loved it, the show was truly amazing and was just as good as the movie, and in different aspects better. The things I loved more on Broadway than the movie; the dancing – I loved that it was live and they were just as good with no editing and retakes like with the film. Same with the singing! I just can’t get over how good the dancing was. It stuck to the story line very well, with a couple tweaks. Not to mention, it’s a LIVE ORCHESTRA, how amazing is that! I am still humming/singing the songs!
My cousin and I went, she always shared the same love for the movie as I did! I would very easily take Mason to it though, he would absolutely love all the guys singing and dancing. Not to mention he loves the movie and you can often here him singing Seize the Day.
Couple tips for bringing children; ·If you aren’t able to attend one of the day time shows, be prepared for a late evening, the show was a little over 2 hours with a short intermission. ·The room is pitch black while show is going, wasn’t too loud, and if you get seats way in the back don’t forget glasses, binoculars, ect. ·Hugest tip if you have short ones, arrive early and go straight to get a seat cushion, it was a little annoying seeing adults near us grab 2 of those seat cushion only because of experience!
All in all – the show was truly amazing! It will be something I remember for the rest of my life.
They have 7 more shows in Seattle, so don’t miss out!
NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Wednesday, April 27 7:30pm
Thursday, April 28 7:30pm
Friday, April 29 8:00pm
Saturday, April 30 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, May 1 1:00pm An ASL / AVIA Interpreted performance
6:30pm – An Open Caption performance
For tickets to these performances, call the TTY line at 888-331-6774.
Tickets start at $30 and are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).
For more information, visit NewsiesTheMusical.com, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies
I was given tickets to attend the Newsies at the Paramount Theatre, for a review. However all opinions expressed here are my own.