Newsies performed by Summer Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

Event Date

Thursday, August 15, 2019 to Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Theatre Lab's Summer Musical Institute for Teens students perform in Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, based on Disney film by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.

Inspired by the New York Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies is a timely coming-of-age story with a fight for economic justice at its core.  When bigwig publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the price of papers at the expense of the newsboys trying to carve out a living on the streets, a band of runaways and orphans working as “newsies” form a union and organize a strike.  Featuring inspiring anthems, soaring power ballads, and exquisite love songs by composer Alan Menken (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Shop of Horrors), Newsies is an uplifting testament to what can be accomplished when young people find their voices and stand together. 

Performances take place August 15 - 17. Evening performances on August 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm. Matinee performance on August 17 at 2pm. All performances take place at our downtown home (733 8th St NW).