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Posted by Devyn Terry on February 12, 2016 at 8:47pm 0 Comments

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Disney's Newsies

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…


Now Is The Time To Seize Your Ticket

Posted by R. Grace Carey on February 12, 2016 at 7:56am 0 Comments

“Newsies Stop The World!” The renowned musical, Newsies, has been long-awaited by fans across the globe and meets every expectation for success. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, this tale of rebellion and woe tells the story of Jack Kelly, a Robin Hood with dreams of leaving the injustices of the city for a simpler life in the mountains. However, when Jack discovers the price for newspapers for his fellow newsies (who are often young, devastatingly poor orphans) has been raised… Continue


Posted by Catherine Lily Wojda on February 12, 2016 at 7:38am 0 Comments

Take an incredibly talented cast, strikingly beautiful music, and a set that leaves you gaping and you have only half the wonder of Disney's “Newsies”. Set in Lower Manhattan in the summer of 1899, the show takes you through the struggles of dreamer Jack Kelly (Joey Barreiro) and his fellow paper-sellers as they take a stand against the owner of the New York papers, Joseph Pulitzer (Steve Blanchard), in defense of their rights as workers. The excitement in the Orpheum was deserved: seeing… Continue

Newsies Is A High-Energy Romp From Beginning To End

Posted by Annie Schoonover on February 12, 2016 at 1:55am 0 Comments

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…



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Newsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and inspiration

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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

Dirty Dancing

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Do you think Dirty Dancing the stage play would work as a stand alone? I'm curious if you think it's strong enough and has enough of a plot by itself to carry people through without having seen the…Continue

Are Critics Too Snobby?

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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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    What is SpotLight's Critical Reviewer Program?

    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.



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