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I always thought some people were crazy for being so obsessed with Newsies. Now I understand. Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical based off of the 1992 Disney film of the same name. Based on a true story, it gives a glimpse into the story of the hundreds of orphan children who sold newspapers during the turn of the last century. The newsboys or “newsies” go on strike because the publishers…Continue
Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for its musical score and choreography, Disney’s Newsies has obviously danced its way into its fans’ hearts. In some ways, Newsies is like Annie, but with boys. They both are about oppressed…Continue
A dazzling sensation for the eyes and ears, Disney’s Newsies, based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899 and the cult-classic movie of the same name, tells the story of Jack Kelly and his gang of newsboys as they fight for fair wages against the publishing giant, Joseph Pulitzer. When a young woman reporter, striving to write in more than the society pages, picks up their story and eventually becomes Jack Kelly’s love interest, the boys are able to prove that young people can change the…Continue
Emma MeentsNewsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and InspirationSimple stories about the "little guy" can be so much bigger than what lies beneath the surface. This is what one is left with as the stage…Continue
TC Daily Planet 5/16Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat,When a movie critic says something my dad doesn't agree with, Dad will grunt. "Those critics see too many movies! They have no idea what the average…Continue
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SpotLight's Critical Review Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight school productions. Critical Review is part of a larger curriculum that teaches communication skills, and enhances critical thinking and creative response. As part of this program, students receive study guides and press kits before the show, learn from experts including local theatre critics, playwrights and actors who discuss topics from lighting design to choreography, and in some cases, have expanded access to the Broadway touring cast and crew.
This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.