April 26 - May 12
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Up In One Productions is proud to present Disney’s Newsies. Based on the 1992 motion picture, the Broadway musical hit features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy).
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, and inspired by the real life “Newsboy Strike of 1899”, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.
Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault, music directed by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, produced by Diana di Grandi.
Appropriate For All Audiences.