What happened when the kids who sell newspapers at end of the 19th century decide to strike? Find out at the Quincy Music Theatre Oct 4th, through October 13th.
Based on the real-life 1899 newsboys’ strike, Disney’s Newsies tells the story of the young people who struggle to sell newspapers to earn a living. As paper prices rise, they band together to take on the biggest names in New York media. This epic story comes to life in a high-energy explosion of dance and song.
With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Disney Newsies the Musical is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies. The show made its Broadway debut in 2012 and was an instant hit, winning two Tony Awards®.
The show is directed by Shannon O’Brian, music direction by Robert Nelson and choreographed by David Jones.
“This show features spectacular choreography, rousing songs, and an inspiring David and Goliath story. This is the north Florida Premiere of the 2012 Broadway production,” director Shannon O’Brian stated.
Tickets are: $20 Adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for students.
Show times are: Friday, October 4th at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 P.M. and Sunday October 6th at 2:30 P.M. The following weekend shows are Friday, October 11th at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, October 12th a matinee at 2:30 P.M. and a show at 7:30 P.M., Sunday October 13th at 2:30 P.M.
The Quincy Music Theatre is located at 118 East Washington Street (downtown Quincy). Tickets are available online at qmt.org or by phone at 850-875-9444 (2-6 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday).