Thursday, February 16, 2017

Musical Theatre

1. Newsies- Story- Young newsboys from all over New York are upset when the publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, raised prices on papers. They decided to meet together and stop selling, organizing the first strike in US history. This song is them all deciding to strike.
Newsies- Seize the Day

2. Hairspray- Story- A popular tv show features "all-american" white kids every day but one, when they have "negro day" featuring African American singers and dancers. A girl who is a bit bigger than the others is also barred from performing on the show, until all the kids decide to make changes happen. This song is at that point.
Hairspray You Can't Stop the Beat

3. Matilda- Story- A rambunctious girl is in school, with an evil headmistress (like a Principal) running things. She decides to rally her classmates and take action, working to make a change

4. Cinderella - Story- All the women in a kingdom were invited to a ball to help the prince choose a bride. Cinderella was not allowed to go according to her stepmother, and her stepsisters tore up her dress so she wouldn't have anything to wear. This is what happens next.

5. On Your Feet- the Gloria Estefan Story- Gloria fled Cuba as a toddler when Fidel Castro came into power, and came to the United States as a refugee. When her father became ill, her mother had to work, and Gloria was in charge of her younger siblings. Her only escape was music. One day at a wedding, she met her future husband, Emilio Estefan, who ran a band- the band had no lead singer, no females. He asked her to sing with them and then she joined the band. This number is their first Las Vegas show as the Miami Sound Machine. 

On Your Feet

Monday, October 31, 2016