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Newsies, the Riveting Disney Musical, Hits the Stage at Theatre Baton Rouge

Theatre Baton Rouge invites you for a wonderful evening of Disney’s Newsies this Thursday!

Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.

High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Tickets are $30, but students may purchase tickets for $19. We encourage you to order your tickets online now at http://theatrebr.org. It’s a production you don’t want to miss!

This event promises to be a fun time! Join your family, friends, and neighbors of The Crossing Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana and see what all the buzz is about!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, June 20, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Theatre Baton Rouge
7155 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

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