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So I saw Newsies Live tonight. There are so many great things. But here's what I can remember.

• we collectively accepted the OBC and Touring casts to play teenagers even though no one (except AKB and BF) look like they’re young. Jeremy Jordan literally looks like an adult who has his life put together. But we as a community accepted this. It’s great.
• the trivia before and during intermission gave me life thank you
• I almost started tearing up as soon as the intro music started. I felt the tears when AKB started talking. I grabbed a tissue when Santa Fe started.
• The dancing!! So good!! Most everyone was too old and could still do the amazing choreography. Bless.
• the singing!! Same thing!
• the acting. My fav!
• the music was soooo good! Like I’ve seen this show when it toured in 2015 but damn. The orchestra was hella good.
• Crutchie and Davey are still my favorite characters.
• My roommate went into this musical knowing like three songs that I played earlier that day. She was freaking out the whole time Crutchie was getting taken away.
• AKB FINALLY GOT TO SING ‘LETTER FROM THE REFUGE’ I WAS SO HAPPY FOR HIM. LIKE HE PLAYED THE SAD WHATEVER REALLY WELL BUT IF YOU WERE LOOKING YOU COULD SEE THE PURE JOY OF SINGING THAT SONG IN HIS EYES.
• 'Brooklyn’s Here’ is still my favorite ensemble song. All the voices sound so well together and it’s a great coming together song. Bravo.
• side bar, the kid who played the little brother? He looked hella familiar?? If anyone knows why please tell me because I have no idea where I’ve seen him from.
• have I mentioned how much Teddy Roosevelt is my favorite president lately? Because he is. And I love whoever played him for this show.
• I’m pretty sure I saw the guy who played Mr. Pulitzer when Newsies toured and it was really nice to see his facial expressions during the negotiation scene up close.
• speaking of up close. the makeup. I couldn’t tell if it was stage makeup (in the sense of needs to be seen from far away) or normal makeup (that doesn’t need to be seen from far away so not much needs to be put on). But it was good. Except Meta Larkin’s winged eyeliner was super big and idk how I felt about that.
• ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER
• all of the tech was beautiful. I’m a lighting person so obviously I looked for that. But the one tech piece that stuck out was the projections. Damn. All the words of the newspapers that scrolled up the stage and those metal box stage things was amazing. 10/10 for the projections designer you definitely stole the show.
• idk what this post was supposed to be anymore but I loved Newsies Live so much. I want to see it again like right now. Please.
• also maybe spell people’s names correctly this time thanks.
•your friend
•your best friend
•your brother
*cries*

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Junior Solo Results

 10th: Summer O’Haver – Darkness (Club Dance)

9th: Sami McGowan – Slither (Club Dance)

8th: Kaya Walsh – Without (Club Dance)

7th: Easton Magliarditi – More (The Rock Center for Dance)

6th: Selena Hamilton – Dream State (Project 21), Jordan Le – Flight of the Bumblebees (Danceology)

5th: Audrey Caldwell – Beach (Club Dance)

4th: Bennet Espinda-Banick – Interrupted Water (Larkin Dance Studio)

3rd: Hailey Meyers – Lost Things, Ava Wagner – Shining (Larkin Dance Studio), Bryten Belka – So Close (CSPAS)

2nd: Ella Horan – The Human World (Creative Arts Academy)

1st: Ava Brooks – Takin a Chance (Danceology)


Adjudications below!

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how to properly introduce yourself to the best song in the world (run away with me) 

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first some background:

run away with me is a song from the musical “an unauthorized autobiography of samantha brown” by kait kerrigan and brian lowdermilk and is sung by the character adam

OKAY NOW LET’S LISTEN TO IT

i can’t introduce you to this song without making you listen to aaron tveit sing it

guitars and a woman singer this version will steal your heart

michael arden is fab duh

so is josh henry

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here is grant gustin and literally the smile he gives right after the music started playing made me have to pause it

if you’ve made peace with your god here is colton haynes

BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE “FUCK YOU BLAIR IM NOT LISTENING TO THIS SONG 20 TIMES” HERE IS THE ONE VERSION YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO ALSO PLS BOOKMARK IT ON YOUR COMPUTER AND LISTEN TO IT AT LEAST ONCE A DAY

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  • Hannah (Han) and Beth Washington played by Ella Lentini
  • Joshua (Josh) Washington played by Rami Malek
  • Samantha (Sam) Giddings played by Hayden Panettiere
  • Matthew (Matt) Taylor played by Jordan Fisher
  • Emily (Em) Davis played by Nichole Bloom
  • Michael (Mike) Munroe played by Brett Dalton
  • Jessica (Jess) Riley played by Meaghan Martin
  • Christopher (Chris) Hartley played by Noah Fleiss
  • Ashley (Ash) Brown played by Galadriel Stineman

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