Years 7-9 Musical: Newsies

21 Oct, 2023 @ 5.00pm
The Performing Art Centre - St Georges 4 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Disney’s Newsies JR. is based on the 1992 film and features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Set in New York City at the turn of the last 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 against the unfair conditions. Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right. Including the now-classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.


Dates: Wednesday 18 October – Saturday 21 October 2023
Times: 7.30pm (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), 5.00pm (Saturday)
Tickets: Standard – $26, Concession – $19 tickets available here.