I had listened to (and really liked) the music before I saw this, but nothing could have prepared me for the actual thing. The music and dance numbers are great, and I especially loved Carrying the Banner and Something to Believe In. Jeremy Jordan (one of my favorite actors :) )and Kara Lindsay were amazing, as was the rest of the cast and I liked how it was a mix of people from the original Broadway run and the two national tours.
This show gives messages about never giving up, and that anyone can make a diffefence, no matter how "insignificant" or young.
Katherine is a great role model first of all because she is a female reporter in a time when they were almost non existent, and also because she stands up for what she believes in, no matter the consequences. Jack, like Katherine, stands up for what he believes in. He definitely comes across as one of the "tougher" newsies, but throughout the movie, we repeatedly see a softer, more romantic side to him. Davey is definitely the calmer newsie, and tries to make things better without using violence. I was surprised at the amount of swearing in this, and while it's not really bad, there are a few instances in which the word in question is shouted. Very loudly. There's a bit of violence, that being the two fight scenes during Seize the Day, but, if needed, they can be easily skipped. Also, Commonsense said that injuries are not sustained, however, in Act II many of the newsies are shown with bruises on their faces, and one's arm is in a sling. Another newsie is shown to have cuts on his arms and face, and is said to have been "busted up so bad he couldn't even come to the window" and the characters worry that he "won't make it."
Overall, GO WATCH NEWSIES!!!!!!! You will love it!
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Positive role models