Gorgeous! Is it just me or are Newcastle kids some of the cutest kids ever! Our exquisite leading lady - girl - 'Tracy Turnblad's' little (sewn in) tum tum making her even more so. Well, at least, that's what I'm hoping it was and not cirrhosis of the liver or something untoward. Not that I'd normally even notice that kind of thing if it wasn't for the fact that it was one of the main features of the show. I'm usually too busy focussing on the important things like - how good she, and every other 'steal my undivided attention' talented performers, was / were, how cute her little voice was, how beautiful her on-stage personality was and how hilariously funny her 'mum and dad' were - played to perfection I might add, right down to 'mum's' pink dressing gown and perfectly unshaven legs (the costumes were to cry for - I actually did overhear one audience member state that they were so proud that they had a few tears. I could see why).
Ms Turnblad - our leading girl - she just wanted to get on her favourite singing / dancing TV program. She, however, to some certain people didn't look a certain way, or come from the perceived right side of the tracks. But did she deserve to be there? She sure did. And did she get there in the end? Yes. Never any doubt in my mind, she had the goods all along (as did the full cast of clever kids in this show - so engrossing, I felt like I blinked and it was all over). And on her, Tracy's, heartbreakingly hard (yet toe-tapping) journey - a few much-needed changes (regarding ever important integration etc) were - superbly - sung into existence. Hooray.
It just goes to show you that if you believe in yourself, have the required talent for the job (you certainly did guys) and are willing to overcome a few hurdles and work very, very hard (seamless show) - anything is possible!
It might also be worth keeping in mind, a quote by Helen Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
Beautiful guys. All of the right kinds of beautiful.