Disney’s Newsies

jul 12 - aug 4, 2019
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film
Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Theatre:
Mainstage

These kids deliver!

This smash hit Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film, is inspired by the New York newsboys’ strike of 1899.

Publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the expense of the delivery boys, Jack Kelly and friends, all teenage “newsies.” As Jack dreams of leaving the city to escape his orphaned and poverty-stricken life he meets Katherine Plumber, the young reporter interested in getting an exclusive for the Sun, who join together to fight for what’s right.

Filled with high-energy action and dance numbers, this musical comedy-drama is fun for the whole family.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.


The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 21 will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.