Grades: 7 - 12 Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays (Times TBA) Start Date: Monday, March 21 Performances: May 20 - 22 Tuition: $275 A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. (The REGISTRATION BUTTON is located at the bottom of this page. Once registration is complete, AUDITION information will be emailed.)
Newsies the Musical is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.
SYNOPSIS New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of "newsies" 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!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsies win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice.
Avalon Children’s Theatre programs incorporate acting, singing and dancing in all musical theatre productions. In addition, our programs are for all acting levels, whether your child is a seasoned actor or brand new to the stage.