Musical Theater. It is the absolute best. They take a story and tell it through song, and it goes from good to great. I think it is because songs tap into a deep emotional side of us. Add in some drama and dance and you are good to go.
Last night, I went to see Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of Disney’s Newsies. I had never seen Newsies before, neither on stage or the film. I know – I’m behind the times. It was excellent, like every musical I’ve seen at TBR is. There is something extra special about community theatre. Seeing all that amazing talent and knowing that these are the kids, doctors, teachers, etc. who reside and work right here in Baton Rouge.
The singing, dancing, acting, and production were all great. It is an inspirational tale of the Newsboys strike of 1899. If you haven’t seen it yet, they added two dates next week that still have tickets. I guess I need to get around to watching the movie now.