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Newsies is Emotionally and Visually Striking

Maddie Turk

Newsies

Last spring, my choir sang a medley of Newsies’ songs. I was instantly struck by the beauty of Alan Menken’s expert composition. There are few composers who can pack as big of an emotional punch as Menken. I soon became obsessed with the Newsies soundtrack, listening to the music nonstop. Naturally, I was a little nervous walking into the Orpheum Tuesday night to see the touring production of Newsies that is currently playing through…

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Added by Maddie Turk on February 11, 2016 at 1:06am — No Comments

Newsies Will Give You Something to Believe In

After attending the opening night performance of Newsies at the Orpheum, I can finally understand all the hype surrounding the show. Though a story about a couple of ragtag newsboys fighting for their rights as workers in Lower Manhattan during the late 1800s might not seem very uplifting or particularly interesting, the performance was so passionate that the audience became completely enthralled within the first few scenes. With music by one of…

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Added by Claire Karges on February 10, 2016 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Newsies is Fabulous: and that's the Bottom Line

 

At the turn of the twentieth century, America was a whirlwind of industrialization, changing gender roles, and socio-economic inequality. Children were forced to earn money for their families, women were starting to go to work, and the rich were only getting richer. Countless stories emerged from this time period, but one specific story was captured by Disney in 1992 for a movie. After much success of the movie, it was adapted for the stage…

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Added by Laura Wyatt on February 10, 2016 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Headline: Musical

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

Newsies the Musical

Headline: Musical

As a musical theater fan and performer, I enjoy that Newsies, shows the traditional side of musical theater.  Containing friendships, romance, full dance numbers, one too many reprises of our favorite song, and a beautiful musical score.

Newsies, originally a Disney movie in 1992, focuses on a young orphan named Jack Kelly at the turn of the century. Kelly and his friends…

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Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on February 10, 2016 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Seize the Day and See This Show!!

In the summer of 2013 I saw my first Broadway show, Newsies. I photographed every moment of that night, got my playbill signed and bought the album to continuously listen to on repeat up until today. Up until today I thought nothing could ever live up to the standards of Corey Cott and stepping into the Nederlander theatre, however to some extent I was mistaken. The second I sat down in my seat and saw Sven Ortel’s beautiful set design I was instantly transported into the world of the 1920’s…

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Added by Aubrey Salita on February 10, 2016 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Minute by Minute

 

Sitting in row D is a spiritual experience for me. It is as if the Good Lord of Theater has seen my years of service and grants me first place in line for Theater Heaven. Everything is better in row D. You can see the actors’ sweat, the actors’ facial expressions, and if you have been a good theater goer that year, you might get the ultimate blessing of being baptised by spit. Row D is the holy grail, unattainable and a myth to those, like me,…

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Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on February 10, 2016 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Minute by Minute

 

Sitting in row D is a spiritual experience for me. It is as if the Good Lord of Theater has seen my years of service and grants me first place in line for Theater Heaven. Everything is better in row D. You can see the actors’ sweat, the actors’ facial expressions, and if you have been a good theater goer that year, you might get the ultimate blessing of being baptised by spit. Row D is the holy grail, unattainable and a myth to those, like me,…

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Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on February 10, 2016 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Newsies: King of Minneapolis

Written by Kate Lawless

Newsies Review

The National Tour of Newsies, performing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, is set in 1899, a time of rampant injustice which sparked the Progressive movement, particularly in large American cities. The Newsies are examples of the victims of such injustice, as boisterous young men…

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Added by Kate Lawless on February 10, 2016 at 8:07pm — No Comments

EXTRA EXTRA read about Newsies!

Clare Judge

Newsies

 

Disney’s Newsies opened on February 9th at the Orpheum in Minneapolis. Newsies is a story about the newsboy strike of 1899. The story follows the rebellion that these boys have started in hopes of receiving fair wages. A powerful message mixed with a great script and phenomenal dancers and singers makes for the ideal musical.

 

My favorite performance by far was the role of Jack Kelly played by Joey Barreiro. His voice was…

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Added by Clare Judge on February 10, 2016 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Cowboy or Convict… “Newsies” Wins Either Way

“Newsies,” playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis, is a show about the struggle of newsboys in the year 1899 as they decide to go on strike after their boss, Joseph Pullitzer (Steve Blanchard), raises the price of 100 papers from fifty cents to sixty. The show begins with…

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Added by Melissa Faust on February 10, 2016 at 5:20pm — No Comments

The World Will Know How Good This Show Is

     How can a musical about teenage boys selling newspapers possibly be entertaining? At its premise, Newsies may not sound like a very thrilling show. I can assure you that that’s not the case at all.  Newsies, directed by Jeff Calhoun, tells the story of New York City’s newsboys, led by Jack Kelly (Joey Barreiro), as they strike against newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer (Steve Blanchard) for fair paper prices at the end of the…

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Added by Larissa Milles on February 10, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Extra! Extra! The Kings of New York Seize the Day!

Newsies originated as a musical film starring Christian Bail and there has been talk for some time about taking the show to the stage. Now that it is finally happening there are some people who are semi-sceptical if this production will live up to the Broadway standards, but rest assured that if you are a fan of the film, you’ll like the theatrical version even more!

 

The story follows a band of of…

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Added by Noah Coon on February 10, 2016 at 12:55am — No Comments

Feeling Blue?

    Sometimes it can really be hard to tell the difference between a séance and family friendly show. Let’s be real, in a progressive society like today, feeling uncomfortable is the new cool. Not only that, but questioning whether or not you wasted a few hours of your life watching inanimate, blue plastic men make juvenile jokes is the new best way to spend a date-night. Anyway, you have a $50 ticket that begs to differ otherwise.

    A pool of these middle-aged (but young at…

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Added by Contessa Boorman on February 1, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I Love That Gentleman's Murders

              A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a hilarious show describing how Monty Navarro finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom from his mother’s side of the family. Named the D’Ysquiths, the family is a wealthy and arrogantly money focused group of Londoners, that originally shunned Monty’s mother. Greedy to gain the attention and love of Sibella Hallward, Monty decides to kill the other eight heirs who stand in the way of his dukedom. The story is told through the…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on January 12, 2016 at 12:33am — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, starring Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and John Rapson as the D'Ysquith family was a musical about Mr. Navarro literally fighting-and killing- his way to the top of the hierarchy that was the D'Ysquith family. Set in 1909 London, England this show brought the audience on Monty Navarro's journey not only to the top of the family tree, but also through the journey of what was his confusing love life. With Kristen Beth Williams playing Sibella Hallward,… Continue

Added by Bella Hartley Noyes on January 10, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

The Tony Award-winning show A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was a show that at moments grasped the attention of the audience and moments where the audience just wanted to leave. The story is about a young man named Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey) who finds himself, among seven others, who are in line to become earl. Wanting to make it to the top, he devises a plan, murder the seven. While dealing with rise to the top he also is balance two women, Sibella Hallward (Kristen Beth Williams) a… Continue

Added by Maddie on January 8, 2016 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Worth Killing For

With seven murders (and one timely death) per show, it is clear why A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder won the Tony award for Best Musical in 2014. Created by Robert Freedman, Steven Lutvak, and Jonathan Tunick, the show is a musical comedy.

I don’t think I have ever laughed more at any other theatre performance. The storyline follows Monty, a young man who is informed that he is ninth in line to be the Earl of Highhurst. Wanting to impress a girl, he becomes determined…

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Added by Devyn Terry on January 8, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide to Living

    The Tony award winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder takes audience members through a gripping tale at The State theater in downtown Minneapolis this week. This tale has gone from book to movie to musical, being revised and altered all along the way. A Gentleman’s Guide is an upbeat musical with a very eloquent script, unique story, and of course, love and murder.



    Monty Navarro played by Kevin Massey is the gentleman “writing” the guide. He gave clear…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on January 8, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder Lives Up To The Hype

Before A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder started, a fellow audience member remarked to me that she worried the show would be underwhelming, because of how high her expectations for the critically-acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical had been raised. She need not have worried.

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder (which plays at the State Theater through January 10) tells the story of Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey), who discovers that his mother was an…

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Added by Annie Schoonover on January 8, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Murder To Die For

On January 5th at the State theater I saw A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. The title may lead you to picture a dark, mysterious, and high class. The truth is quite different but I feel just as enjoyable. The show had and almost Twilight Zone and 007 feel to it. It opens with a group dressed in black warning the faint of heart to turn back. With the way it is approached it is a perfect reveal of the true feeling of the show. Even though a large part of the plot is about murder it still… Continue

Added by Moira Weiland on January 8, 2016 at 12:50am — 2 Comments

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