September, 20 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
311 E Walnut Springfield, MO 65806
Music by ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics by JACK FELDMAN
Book by HARVEY FIERSTEIN
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and “seize the day!”
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.
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman, and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is winning with non-stop thrills, a timeless message, and extra! extra! enthusiasm!