my aunt was an extra in the original 1992 Newsies. She guessed that it was gonna be a flop, but she never guessed her niece would fall in love with it years later. Both the movie and the musical have motivated me through the cutthroat world of musical theatre, despite financial and mental health issues. This summer, I’m going to be playing my first dancing role in a local production of Newsies. Maybe being in Newsies is a new family tradition?