SHOW DATES AUGUST 7, 8 and 9 at 8:30PM.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
MEET THE DIRECTOR
Nino Casisi is a multi-award-winning director who is beyond thrilled to make his directing debut with Gladstone Theatre in the Park. His Regional Directing gambit includes: The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Musical of Musicals (the Musical), Mamma Mia, Oklahoma!, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, Cabaret, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, Big River, A Funny Thing…Forum, and Little Shop of Horrors (to name a few). REGIONAL ACTING: Funny Money at New Theatre Restaurant starring William Christopher from M*A*S*H (and also Understudy for the same role starring Jim O’Heir from Parks and Recreation), many shows at Martin City Melodrama and Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, as well as the locally-filmed movies Truman and Kansas City.