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Event

Startdate:
Thu, Jun. 21
Enddate:
Sun, Jul. 1
Where:
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre - Winchester, VA
Category:
June 2018

Description

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.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Edward Carignan, Director
Dionysia Williams, Choreographer
Rick Edinger, Music Director

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Venue

Location:
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre   -   Website
Street:
620 Millwood Ave.
ZIP:
22601
City:
Winchester
State:
VA
Country:
United States