Time: August 9, 2019 at 8pm to August 18, 2019 at 4pm
Location: Stageloft Theater
Street: 450A Main Street
Website or Map: http://www.stageloft.org/
Event Type: stageloft, theater, play
Organized By: Stageloft Theater
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2018
Join Stageloft for their 25th season and enjoy another year filled with laughter, music and inspirational performances!
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
August 9 - 18
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm
New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice.
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)