September 28, 2012 by fansiesalliance
Read another fan’s blog about her Newsies experience here. It’s very open and honest, and definitely gets you thinking.
In 1992, my living room echoed with the voices of Newsies, peddling the papers of Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hurst, and other giants of the newspaper world.
Okay, so maybe it was 1993; I don’t think Newsies ever had a theatrical release in my hometown of Albemarle, NC. But by the time I was 7 or 8 years old, this Disney flop about the 1899 newsboy strike had invaded my home via television, and it has been a touchstone ever since. While Jack Kelly daydreamed about Santa Fe, I imagined a life in New York City. It would probably involve banding together with friends and fighting against corrupt corporate control by writing and singing and dancing. Newsies taught me the power of the press and the power of performance.
As of yesterday, which was the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, Newsies is playing to packed houses and rave reviews…
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