Source: Mecca Productions
Disney’s Newsies, the hit musical that took Broadway by storm is coming to western Manitoba October 18-20!
With incredible dance numbers, unforgettable songs written by Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas), and a timely and inspirational story, Newsies is an unforgettable musical and not-to-be-missed, high-energy show for all ages.
Newsies is the story of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. The poor and orphaned teenagers, selling newspapers for a penny a paper, are pushed trhe limit when newspaper moguls Hearst and Pulitzer try to take away more of their meager profits. Jack Kelly becomes the leader who rallies the newsies from across the city to take a stand and strike against the most powerful publishers in the country. Their cause becomes even bigger than any of the newsiesimagined when they realize they’re fighting for all the children working in unfair and unsafe conditions across the nation.
Newsies The Musical was the winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. Director Lisa Vasconcelos is excited to debut Newsies in western Manitoba. ‘The show is our family’s all-time favourite. We know audiences will love it the same way we do.’ The Broadway run was only expected to play 101 performances, but audiences never abated so the show ended up running a total of 1005 performances. Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations, including 8 Tony Award nominations. ‘We are delighted to feature so many amazing triple-threat performers who are involved in Mecca classes and are (or were) members of Steppin’ Time Dance Studio. This is the ultimate crowd-pleasing dance show!’
Don’t miss this ultimate crowd-pleaser, nominated for 8 Tony Awards – Including Best Musical!
Disney’s Newsies The Musical
Music by Alan Mencken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Firestein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions
Directed & Produced by: Lisa Vasconcelos
Choreography by: Monique Roy-Keller
Vocal Director: Katherine Sherris