Newsies and Sexual Awakenings
By Siouxsie Q Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
As the lights began to dim and the orchestra started to play at the Orpheum Theatre this month, someone a few rows behind me let out what sounded like an involuntary yelp of excitement. I squeezed my boyfriend’s hand and drew in my breath as the curtain rose on the skyline of turn-of-the-last-century New York City and two strapping young men in newsboy caps sang to each other in the moonlight.
There is something magical about the opening night of a musical, and the San Francisco leg of the Newsies national tour was…