Spread the NEWS-IES! It's a Must-See at the Marriott Theatre!
Catch your breath! First and foremost, Newsies is known for its powerhouse, high energy dancing! Based on the 1992 movie and inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," this Tony-award winning musical boasts a delightful score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. The David versus Goliath story shook the ivory towers of publishing titans William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer in New York City at the turn of the century. The story could just as well have come from the headlines of today's newspapers about social injustice, and workers striking for well-deserved benefits.
NEWSIES follows orphan Jack Kelly and his rag-tag band of teenaged newsboys who dream of a better life far from the hardships of living on the streets. It's the ultimate story of courage and believing in one's self as Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez (Marriott Theatre: Evita, On the Town, Mary Poppins) brings his high-octane energy and brilliance to direct and choreograph the heartwarming piece, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.
Patrick Rooney stars as "Jack Kelly" who's got enough swagger and spit to win the heart of beautiful Eliza Palasz as "Katherine Plumber." Stands outs include the wonderful Stephanie Pope as "Medda Larkin," Nick Graffagna as "Davey," the brains behind the union and Matthew Uzarraga as "Crutchie."