A Musical Based On The Disney FilmMusic by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions
Directed by David Connolly
Choreographed by Marc Kimelman
Music Direction by Mark Camilleri
Set Design by Brian Dudkiewicz
Costume Design by Rachel Berchtold & Adrienne Pink
Lighting Design by Kaileigh Krysztofiak
On two stages!
Stop the presses! Disney’s Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical phenomenon is ready to give audiences something to believe in.
They sold the newspapers … until they made the headlines. Based on the beloved 1992 Disney movie inspired by a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, the charismatic leader of a band of teenaged newsboys in New York City at the turn-of-the century. When Joseph Pulitzer and the titans of publishing raise distribution prices, Jack rallies the “newsies” from across the city to rise up and strike against the unfair conditions. With the help of smart and savvy reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of young people.
Packed with spectacular dancing and a sensational score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) including the hit songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is an uplifting Broadway blockbuster with a timeless message that inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.
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2 hours and 25 minutes including one intermission.
Meet The Artists
The Company(in alphabetical order)
Simone A Denny
The Creative Team
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Music Director/Keys I
Photos & News
- Wellington Advertiser: "Newsies – a striking performance on newspaper history" Read the full review here.
- Gone With the Family: "Extra! Extra! Disney's Newsies at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is a Crowd-Pleaser!" Read the full review here.
- Waterloo Region Record: "Newsies combines inspiring storytelling with spectacular dance numbers" Read the full review here.
- Entertain This Thought: "Newsies – 2019 Amazing Dance Will Blow You Away!" Read the full review here.
- The Beat Magazine London: "REVIEW: Disney's Newsies" Read the full review here.
- London Free Press: "Review: Huron Country's Newsies a beautiful performance of compelling story" Read the full review here.
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