Spring Theatre presents Disney’s “Newsies: The Musical”

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

Spring Theatre will present “Disney’s Newsies: The Musical” July 20-22 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, including taxes and fees. For ticket information, go to www.springtheatre.org or call the Hanesbrands box office at 336-747-1414.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, “Newsies” is the captivating story of Jack Kelly, a spirited newsboy, and his band of teenaged “newsies.” When newspaper magnates raise distribution prices on papers at the newsies’ expense, Jack puts his own dreams of escaping the city on hold in order to lead a strike against the unfair conditions. Based on the 1992 Disney film by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, and inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899, “Newsies” features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
“Newsies has always been one of my favorite productions, and it’s filled with amazing high-energy singers, actors and dancers,” commented Spring Theatre’s artistic director, Erinn Diaz. “This is definitely a show that families of all generations can truly enjoy together.”
“Disney’s Newsies: The Musical” will be directed and choreographed by Erinn Diaz and Dan Beckmann, with music direction by David Lane. Mark Flora will serve as scenic/projection designer, and Elizabeth Kornstadt will design lighting. Kay Partridge will design costumes. Katie Ballard will assist with choreography and serve as dance captain. Sophie Severs will stage manage, assisted by Bella Hart-Peck.
Salem Academy, Juxtaposition Studios, Keiger Graphic Communications, Zimbro Photography, Carrie Leigh Dickey Design, Travel with Jan, and SE Logo Wear are sponsoring the run of the show.
“Newsies” runs approximately two and a half hours, including a fifteen-minute intermission.
For further information, go to www.springtheatre.org or call 336-747-1414.