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I don’t know what Disney executive said, “You know what would be a great idea for a musical? The Newsboys’ Strike of 1899!”, but I sure hope he got a raise. Newsies, the musical adaptation of the 1992 movie, is a successful adaptation, tossing out the worst bits of the movie (such as the incoherent plot and lackluster love interest) and preserving the elements that made it such a cult classic in the first place, namely, the rousing songs, the energetic choreography, and the gung-ho…Continue
Disney’s “Newsies” was full of energy last Tuesday night, February 9th, at the Orpheum Theatre. An adaptation of the “Newsies” film produced in 1992 by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, brings the New York Newsie strike of 1899 to the stage. The famous Jack Kelly, and his friends Davey, Crutchie, and the Newsie family of New York City take on the rising prices of Newspapers by Newspaper Tycoons. “Newsies” follow their struggle for recognition with the wonderful balance of…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.