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corey cott, ben fankhauser, and joshua colley singing santa fe from venessa brown’s instagram

The signs when drunk
  • Aries: more relaxed and open than usual... like they'll actually tell you anything
  • Taurus: "You're drunk" "FUCK YOU"
  • Gemini: won't stop laughing and tells bad jokes that don't make sense, plus no train of thought whatsoever
  • Cancer: runs off often and needs to be constantly supervised by a friend
  • Leo: Busy vomiting somewhere
  • Virgo: "You guys are such lightweights honestly, keep up"
  • Libra: I'm not drinking tonight *an hour later* FUCK ME UP
  • Scorpio: their inner desires become hard to hide from those they love and can be read like a book
  • Sagittarius: buddies with everyone but suffers a hardcore hangover the next day
  • Capricorn: *clearly drunk* I'M NOT DRUNK YET!
  • Aquarius: just - keeps - going
  • Pisces: either roasting everyone hardcore or explaining how much they love them - no in between
  • me: *takes a deep breath*
  • me: have i ever told you how much i lo-
  • literally everyone: WE KNOW. YOU LOVE NEWSIES. ALL OF THEM ARE THE LOVES OF YOUR LIFE. JUST PLEASE STOP SINGING SEIZE THE DAY AND LEAVE US ALONE.
The Most Underrated Newsies Line

Okay, but from a storyteller’s point of view, let me tell you about my favorite line in Newsies (of which there are many, seriously, what an amazing lyric book this play has).

When the boys first go on strike, they’ve called the other newsboys to take a stand with them, but on the day of the Strike no one else shows up. Davey and Jack try to encourage their friends who are with them to not back down when they’re left alone and together they sing the line:

And say to all the others who did not follow through

“You’re still our brothers, and we will fight for you.“

In any other story, and indeed in almost every other story, this line would not exist. Every other time, if part of the rebellion or the soldiers or the gang fails to stand with the heroes, the reaction is one of scorn. We as the audience are shown and taught that those cowardly traitors mean nothing. We get angry at them, we turn our back on them and say "watch us get along without you.” The heroes will stand despite them, and often actually to spite them, to prove them wrong for backing down.

Not so in Newsies. Instead, we’re giving a beautiful picture of friendship, challenge, and loyalty. In that one line we see the heart of Jack and Davey and the rest: They know the newsboys are nervous, confused, afraid, and they don’t blame them for it; rather, they continue to stand and they do so in the name of those who couldn’t stand with them at the start.

And two minutes later, thanks to their courage, we see the rest of the Newsies gather behind them and join the Strike

and I don’t know guys

I just- *throws hands up in wordless appreciation*

That’s good stuff right there.

(Now I’m going to go watch it for the fourth time, byeeee)

Why does newsies have to ruin every big number once it’s done

like, seize the day is over? stellar dancing???? inspiring?????? ha! they all get beat up and crutchie gets arrested

king of new york’s done? things are looking up? l e t t e r f r o m t h e r e f u g e

I lost trying to win. Failed trying to learn. Took it for granted and lost it. Focused on the future and missed the present. The big picture covered the details. Too focused on goals and forgot to grow. Gave and expected back.
I DIED TRYING TO LIVE.
—  Lifehitsharder.tumblr.com
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Performed by: Keenan Bolger, Mike Faist, John Michael Fiumara, Thayne Jasperson, Jeremy Jordan, Jess LeProtto, Ryan Steele, Alex Wong, and ensemble

Numbers: “Once and For All/Seize the Day” Newsies Medley

Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli

Style: Broadway

From: The 66th Tony Awards (2012)