Calvert Hall Theatre Department Presents:
Performed entirely by students at The Marion Burk Knott Center for the Performing Arts
by the Newsboys Strike of 1899 and adapted from the 1992 Disney live-action film, Newsies
became an unlikely Broadway hit in 2012. Although Newsies
is ultimately a work of fiction, the historical strike that took place in July 1899 was every bit as dramatic and major characters found throughout the musical are rooted in historical figures like Kid Blink and Morris Cohen who were the inspiration for Jack Kelly or Nellie Bly who inspired the character Katherine Plumber. Winning two Tony Awards for Best Choreography and Best Original Score and nominated for a Grammy, Newsies
is one of the most popular musicals in America.
Students/Seniors Show Only: $11
All Others Show Only: $18
April 5th and 6th at 7 PM
April 7th at 2 PM
April 12th and 13th at 7pm
April 14th at 2pm
All shows are general admission
Click here to purchase your tickets.
Based on the true story of the 1899 Newsboys’ Strike, Newsies teaches many lessons about injustice and the need for those in power to recognize the needs of those who suffer and go without. Calvert Hall Theatre has committed to discussing and addressing modern social justice concerns as a part of this production and invite you to participate in our “Seize The Day Challenge”. Our cast will be collecting gently used and new children’s books to donate to a local charity in need. We encourage each family to bring a book with them to donate at the show.
As Davey in the show will tell us in Newsies, “Wrongs will be righted, if we’re united – Let us seize the day!” Seize The Day with us in helping children in need. Thank you for your continued support of Calvert Hall College Theatre.