New musical tops charts; gets high ratings from critic


The Greatest Showman is still shown daily in theaters. Opening night was on December 8, 2017.

Riley Polter, Staff Writer

As a typical kid growing up, I listened to the High School Musical soundtrack like it was my job. Just like every other tween girl; I had the biggest crush on Zac Efron.

When I found out that he was going to be starring in another musical, I knew that I would have to see it right away. The Greatest Showman was an amazing movie that moved your emotions.

I’m not surprised that it is up for so many awards. The music itself, though, was very special.

This Is Me, the theme song for the hit movie, has such a powerful message to today’s society. It tells people to embrace their imperfections.

Zendaya and Zac Efron embrace their love with the song Rewrite the Stars. Many can find themselves singing along with the ‘star-crossed’ lovers.

Rewrite the Stars is about how a high-class boy finds himself falling for the disapproved of trapeze artist in the circus. They could never be together but yet still find a way.

Hugh Jackman’s shell-breaking song titled From Now On, jerks the emotions of the audience with the empowering voice of Jackman.

There is not one song on the album that will make you want to press ‘skip’ on your phone. The Greatest Showman will forever hold a place in my heart because it is so innocent and pure with the movie and songs. A must see with a four out of four rating from me.