The St. Johns High School Theatre Department is proud to "carry the banner" this fall with our production of Disney's Newsies! 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!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family!
This award-winning production comes to life on the SJHS stage with performances on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at sjdrama.ludus.com beginning Monday, September 30. Newsies is under the direction of Mr. Barry Palmer, Mr. Josh Heethuis, Mrs. Nichole Eller, Mrs. Dawn Flynn and pit director Mr. Bob Crist.