I saw Whip It on the plane back to San…
Newsies opened last night with SHN at the Orpheum in San Francisco! Our awesome friends Greg and Kevin gave us tickets to come along with them as a belated birthday present. In case your memory of the 1992 movie starring Christian Bale is rusty – the show is about a bunch of extremely energetic starving street urchins who unionize against the wealthy tyrants of the newspaper industry. Similar to You’ve Got Mail (but with a fair bit more tap dancing) which came out just a few years later and railed against the wealthy tyrants of the bookstore industry…oh, how times have changed!
We did our best to dress in turn-of-the-century street urchin chic! The gentlemen rocked plaid, wool and the newsboy caps. I wore a bouclé tweed dress with flared pockets – which is cute in person but seems to photograph more like a burlap sack.
Three hours of excellent singing with non-stop gymnastics and leaps. Watching it was the mood-raising equivalent of doing Zumba while blasted on amphetamines. We all walked home with the chorus to “I’m the King of New York” stuck in our heads (and still stuck there today). There will be eight shows a week through March 15th in San Francisco if you want to get in on the tweed action yourself!