Disney’s “Newsies”

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Date(s) - 07/25/2018
12:00 am

Cortland Repertory Theatre


One of Disney’s best loved films comes to CRT next when, from July 11 – 28, NEWSIES takes the stage, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, this high-energy, hit Broadway musical has incredible dancing and an inspiring story, based on actual events. In 1899 New York City, 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.” Against all odds, the newsies organize a strike against Joseph Pulitzer, the greedy publisher of the New York World. But can a group of idealistic newsboys win against such a powerful foe? This musical is a treat for the whole family!