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Newsies, The Broadway Musical
December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $10 – $12
Rutland Youth Theatre presents Newsies, the Broadway Musical to celebrate the holidays, December 14th and 15th at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.
It’s time to carry the banner! Produced and directed by Saskia Hagen Groom, musical directed by Saige King and choreographed by Tegan Waite, Newsies, the Broadway Musical is based on the true historical strike of newspaper boys in NYC in 1899. The story is set in turn-of-the century New York City, and tells 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!
The newspaper boys’ strike of 1899 was a youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers compensated their child labor force of newspaper hawkers. The strike lasted two weeks, causing Pulitzer’s New York World to reduce its circulation from 360,000 to 125,000.
The story is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Stage Manager is Barb Lassen.
Show times at the Paramount Theatre are December 14th 7pm and December 15th 2pm and 7pm at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Tickets just $10 for children and seniors, $12 for adults at www.paramountvt.org.
For more information, visit us at www.rutlandrec.com/theatre or call Saskia at (802) 558-4177.
Rutland Youth Theatre is part of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and is a non-for-profit organization. For more information on upcoming productions and workshops, please visit www.rutlandrec.com/theatre or visit us on Facebook.