Yes, it’s pulling at the heartstrings, it’s trying to be Stephen Sondheim (but it’s Stephen Schwartz).
It speaks to me. Maybe, as Noel Coward once said: never underestimate the potency of cheap music – but still.
This has power. It speaks to me. It speaks to what I went through growing up. It speaks to what I have achieved.
Hang on in there. It gets more than better.