This show has SO many wonderful songs, but ONCE AND FOR ALL gives me chills almost every time. Towards the end when the tempo changes and all the Newsies are on the moving towers and it starts moving downstage towards the audience....WOW. I tear up. There's just something about the music in this show that really ignites an emotional response from me.
SANTA FE also has that impact on me, at least when Jeremy sings it, he isn't just singing lyrics, he adds so much passion and emotion behind it, he really makes it come alive. That last line doesn't seem like it's going to be the last but the music catches up with him as he belts out that last note and it's just .....MAGICAL!