Disney's Newsies | 2022-2023 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Disney's Newsies

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September 16 - October 2, 2022

Production Sponsor

Stifel - Ray Financial Group


Kicking off the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's 94th Season is Newsies, the smash-hit musical. This award-winning musical is perfect for the whole family.

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.

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.

RATING: Recommended for Family Audiences