Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
This Tony Award®-winning musical proves that social injustice and unfair labor practices are always front-page news. Based on the real-life newsboy strike of 1899 and the 1992 Disney move, Newsies follows a rag-tag band of teenage newsboys who go on strike against newspaper publishes to demand their rights. Along with film favorites like “Carrying the Banner” and “Seize the Day”, the stage production introduces eight new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman.
The strike beings when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices on their papers, forcing the newspaper boys to sell more to earn a living. Jack the paperboy steps up as leader of the newsies, rallying underpaid newsboys across the city to stand up to the publishing titans. A friendly reporter’s interest in the story leads to a budding romance with Jack and publicity for the cause, but will the pressure be enough to make them bow to what’s right?
Enjoyable for All Ages
Location:Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
30 N. Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact:Cost: Adults: $22-$39, Children: $20
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Organization: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Organizer Phone: 616.222.6650
Organizer Email: Not Provided
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