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“’Newsies’ delivers with wit and heart, stick-in-your-head melodies and dazzlingly athletic choreography.” – USA Today

 

 

“Rousing songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, high-energy dance numbers, an appealing cast and an uplifting story make this reconceived version one of Disney Theatrical’s most entertaining new properties in years... Newsies adheres to a time-honored Disney tradition of inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense.” – Hollywood Reporter

 

 

“A barnstorming, four-alarm delight. ...Not since ‘Wicked’ has there been a big-tent, family-friendly Broadway musical that gets so much so right…The Alan Menken-Jack Feldman score pleasingly blends music-hall orchestral swing and power pop.  Harvey Fierstein’s book brims with sass and big-hearted sympathy for the underdog…Old-fashioned book musicals with pluck, brains and heart are so rare these days; when you see one as blissfully fun as ‘Newsies’, it belongs on the front page in 72-point type.” – TimeOut New York

 

 

 

 

DISNEY'S NEWSIES

JUNE 14-30, 2019

SHOWTIMES 7:30 pm

MATINEES 2:00 pm

ASL Performance: JUNE  23. 2019

 

TICKETS - $30

STUDENTS - $19

 

RATED PG

 

 

THE CAPITAL SERIES SPONSORED BY ESSENTIAL FCU

DISNEY'S NEWSIES

Music by Alan Menken      Lyrics by Jack Feldman

Book by Harvey Fierstein

Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

 

 

Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.  Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only 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.  Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. 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. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

 

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