The Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, “Newsies” is coming to Moorhead High School theater Nov. 9-11, 16-18, and 23-24. The show is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. It leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography.
“Newsies, the musical,” tells the story of how a band of underdogs took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. The poor and orphaned teenagers, selling newspapers for a penny a paper, are pushed to the limit when newspaper moguls Hearst and Pulitzer try to take away more of their meager profits. Jack Kelly becomes the leader who rallies the newsies from across the city to take a stand and strike against the most powerful publishers in the country. Their cause becomes even bigger than any of the newsies imagined when they realize they’re fighting for all the children working in unfair and unsafe conditions across the nation.
Disney’s “Newsies, the Broadway Musical” will be performed in the Moorhead High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 with 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 11 and 18. Tickets can be reserved online at www.MoorheadSchools.org/tix or by calling the MHS Activities Office at 218-284-2255 beginning Oct. 26. Ticket prices are $11 for adults and $7 for students.