Disney’s NEWSIES is coming to the Aronoff stage in March and it is going to be an amazing show! While I love every type of theatre, I get extra excited when a show comes to town that allows me to take my sons and expose them to the magic that is the theatre.
I was big into drama when I was in school and was not-so-secretly thrilled when both of my boys expressed an interest in the school musicals and speech and drama team. I may, or may not, still have my middle school speech and drama team trophies squirreled away in a trunk (under a pile of playbills from middle and high school productions.)
If you are looking for a way to introduce your younger children to musical theatre, this is the way to go. Many of you may remember the 1992 Disney movie Newsies, but if not here’s a little about the show:
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.
The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman, including a song written specifically for the tour called ‘Letter from the Refuge,’ while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’
Since the film’s 1992 theatrical release and subsequent DVD release, NEWSIES has grown into a cult phenomenon, and for years had been the single most requested title of all the Disney musical films not yet adapted for the stage.
And here’s a little about the story:
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.
Both of my boys, ages 13 and 10, are excited to see this show and I am, too! So much so that we’ve teamed up with Broadway in Cincinnati to send one lucky family of four to see Disney’s NEWSIES on March 1!
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One lucky FFC reader will win a Family 4-pack of tickets to attend NEWSIES at the Aronoff Center on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 PM!
So how can you enter to win? It’s so easy! Simply answer the question below:
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