If you didn’t attend, you missed it.
If you had something more important to do Saturday morning, you missed it.
If you wanted to sing, have your spirits moved and shed a tear, you missed it.
If you wanted to see Hugh Jackman wish Dawn Bleeker a Happy Birthday, you missed it.
If you wanted to feel accepted and ready to be yourself and take on the world, you missed it.
If you wanted to see a near sellout crowd (including the balcony) in the Capitol Theatre in Newton, you missed it.
For those of you who haven’t seen “The Greatest Showman” (and more specifically, ‘The Greatest Showman” sing-along), starring Academy Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman, you probably don’t understand. For those of you have seen the movie one, two, three, four times or even five times — as had a handful of viewers on-hand at the 10 a.m. April 7 showing at the Capitol Theatre — you do understand.
The songs in the musical are sending messages — listen —messages any person, young and old, can imagine. They say to take heart and live; live your own dreams and make a concerted effort to have happenings in life that you want and will to happen through drive, perseverance, imagination and hard work.
Kudos to Dawn and Paul Bleeker for stepping through that “dark door,” forcing through with their brave visions, believing in their daring dreams, giving of themselves to keep the Capitol II Theatre “alive” for the families and friends of Newton and its surrounding communities.