July 16 - 31, 2022 Bankhead Theater Livermore, CA
Director: Carol Hovey
Choreographer: Meghan Hornbacker
Vocal Director: Sierra Dee Rankin
Stage Manager & Asst Director: Brian Olkowski
Producer: Kathleen Breedveld
It's time to carry the banner with Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Disney’s Newsies the Musical Is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by a Newsboys Strike in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring.
Newsies was inspired by the real-life two-week strike by newsboys in 1899, led by Kid Blink, against the powerful newspaper publishers of the time, including William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. It addresses themes of social justice, exploitative child labor practices and fighting the establishment.