seize-the-day

  • me: *walks into audition* hi, today I'll be singing Seize the Day from Newsies.
  • me: *clears throat*
  • me: STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE OHHHHHHH STRIKE!!!!
  • me: thank you.
  • me: *walks out*
The Hogwarts Houses as Lines from “Seize the Day,” Courtesy of a Person Who Has a Very Limited Knowledge of House Sorting:

Gryffindor: “Courage cannot erase our fear/Courage is when we face our fear.”

Ravenclaw: “Minute by minute/ That’s how you win it/ We will find a way.”

Hufflepuff: “Wrongs will be righted/ If we’re united.”

Slytherin: “Proud and defiant/ We’ll slay the giant.”

“Pulitzer and Hearst
They think we’re nothin’
Are we nothin’?”

“No!”

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Pulitzer and Hearst
They think they got us
Do they got us?

“No!”

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Even though we ain’t got hats or badges

We’re a union just by sayin'so

And the world will know!


What’s it gonna take to stop the wagons?
Are we ready?

“Yeah!”

Reasons why “Seize the Day” is beautiful 

  • Davey is the first to sing (listen to that precious boy encouraging everyone)
  • all those harmonies in the beginning?!
  • the tap shoe sound that is present from 2:07-2:42
  • “Proud and defiant, we’ll slay the giant”
  • the trumpets
  • dance break!
  • “Huh, huh, huh, huh!”
  • “NOW IS THE TIME TO SEIZE THE DAY” sung in unison
  • “Nothing can break us, no one can make us quit before we’re done! One for all, and all for one!”
Realisation

So it took me a while but I finally figured out the part in Newsies Live that made me cry the most!

That one moment in ‘Seize the Day’ where Jack is singing with Davey and they get to the line 'Then say to the others, who did not follow through, You’re still our brothers and we will fight for you.’

I mean, just that fact that Jack looks at Crutchie for so long, arm on shoulder, trying to make 100% sure that Crutchie gets what he’s saying.

But it got more sad and upsetting and just ugh for me when I realised that yeah…yeah. Crutchie couldn’t follow through as he was at the refuge, but Davey convinced Jack to fight for him.
The lines a premonition.

I’ve only recently realised this and I’m just feeling all sorts of emotions. Ahh.

Happy Five Year Anniversary, Newsies!!!

Thank you to this wonderful show for both taking over and saving my life.

The last five years (Jeremy Jordan puns, anyone?) have been amazing, from the Paper Mill Playhouse to Broadway to a national tour to a movie. I’m sure that there are incredible things still to come!