It’s time to carry the banner as Jones Middle School presents its 47th annual musical production — Newsies Jr.!
Approximately 150 Jones Middle School students are participating in the production as members of the cast and tech crew in this adaptation of the 1992 Disney film Newsies and the 2012 Broadway production of the same name.
You’ll be doing flips for the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of young newsies in Manhattan. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack rallies young workers from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right. Adapted especially for young performers, this musical features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and includes rousing songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “King of New York.” Newsies Jr. is packed with nonstop thrills and a timeless message perfect for the whole family and every audience.
There are three opportunities to see Newsies Jr. at Jones Middle School, 2100 Arlington Ave.
Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 3 at 6 a.m. at www.jonespto.com.
Disney’s Newsies Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all materials are provided by Music Theatre International.