Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.
After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboy's expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action.
The story began life as a Disney movie before morphing into a brand-new stage was inspired by a real-life event: the strike of newsboys against Joseph Pulitzer and other publishers, tried to take more than their fair share of the young workers' earnings.
The theme in newsies is that children can and do indeed have power. The show depicts a time when child labor laws were nonexistent. Nevertheless, the newsies proved that they are a force to be reckoned with and respected. You can experience this event from July 15-July20, 2022 at $55.