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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…



Posted by Ruby Regan on February 12, 2016 at 1:30am 0 Comments

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…


Sell the Next Show!

Posted by Gerald Christopher Boles on February 12, 2016 at 1:15am 0 Comments

Sell the Next Show!

Extra! Extra! Tickets to the hottest show in town and they’re selling fast!. Disney’s Newsies is the story of a group of newsboys who, after the price of papers goes up, fights against the oppression with a strike. Little pieces of history tend to be looked over, but this showing brings it to light.

None of the characters really stood out to me…


Finally A Musical Disney Didn't Suck the Soul Out Of

Posted by Emma Carlson on February 12, 2016 at 12:51am 0 Comments

    Disney’s Newsies is now playing at the Orpheum in Minneapolis and this hit musical does not betray the hype surrounding it. The premise of this show is inspired by the 1899 newsboys strike, which follows a group of New York City newsboys, and their struggle to scrape by in the face of abject poverty, poor working conditions, and dismissive employers. While this sounds rather depressing the wide array of emotions…



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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?

Started by Dudley Voigt in Uncategorized May 17, 2012. 0 Replies

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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