On April 10, 1992, Disney released the musical film Newsies. While by no means an instant hit, it nonetheless developed a strong cult following. In 2012, a stage version began performances on Broadway. Also in 2012, the Red Car Trolley News Boys began their daily show at Disney California Adventure and it is still one of my favorites at the Disneyland Resort.
So in honor of this auspicious occasion, I shall seize the day and celebrate one of my favorite News Boys… or should I say gals?
Yes, today I’m throwing my two cents to Sal!
Personally, I’ve always thought Sal has the most challenging part in the show – not only is she dancing (and selling papers) with the guys, but she gets to participate in the more acrobat moments of their set – at various points winding up sitting on the guys’ shoulders or being tossed from one set of performers to another or getting carried and twirled around! Talk about confidence!
It’s not for the timid and Sal not only easily handles the acrobatics, but the singing and dancing requirements as well! She’s also got a streak of silly in her to help make the show even more fun.
It always makes me happy to see her bright smile out on Buena Vista Street!
So next time you’re looking to hear some big news, say hello to our gal, Sal!
Is she your favorite performer?