It's been a while since I've been on Mice Chat, but this is something I felt strongly warranted a return.
Today I had some free time and decided to go into the park and among other things, ride Tower of Terror. While back by the giant gate next to the Hollywood Tower Hotel, I very clearly heard rehearsals going on backstage for what was without a doubt the News Boys. And honestly, I was not thrilled. Why? Because the majority of the show was accompanied by techno/electronic music, and only the last few minutes were what the Disney Parks Blog has referred to as “Inspired by the spirit and style of Disney’s “Newsies,”
All I have to say is, NO. Why on Earth would you pump all this effort and hard work and money into creating an awesome 1920’s/30’s environment, only to ruin it with music that doesn’t fit your surroundings?! And the reason people love Newsies - myself included - is because it’s done well, not because it’s “hip”. I’ve never heard anyone say the one thing Newsies was lacking was contemporary music. I also don’t recall hearing any reviews of the very popular and critically acclaimed Newsies musical on Broadway that called the show’s music “not cool enough” or said that it needed to be more up-to-date music.
This is just beyond stupid to me, and I just had to throw it out there and see what other people might think about it.