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Newsies Review

George Mulder

Newsies

Extra, Extra Outstanding

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…

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Added by George Mulder on February 13, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments

NEWS: NEWSIES AT THE ORPHEUM

Devyn Terry

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…

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Added by Devyn Terry on February 12, 2016 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

Newsies: "The World Will Know"

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…

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Added by Janna Fitzgerald on February 12, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Now Is The Time To Seize Your Ticket

“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

Added by R. Grace Carey on February 12, 2016 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Newsies!

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

Added by Catherine Lily Wojda on February 12, 2016 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

Newsies Is A High-Energy Romp From Beginning To End

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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Added by Annie Schoonover on February 12, 2016 at 1:55am — 2 Comments

Newsies!

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…

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Added by Ruby Regan on February 12, 2016 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Sell the Next Show!

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…

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Added by Gerald Christopher Boles on February 12, 2016 at 1:15am — 1 Comment

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

    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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Added by Emma Carlson on February 12, 2016 at 12:51am — 2 Comments

Extra Extra: The Ensemble Steals the Show

Karina Karbo-Wright

Newsies



Extra Extra: The Ensemble Steals the Show



Joey Barreiro as Jack Kelly and Zachary Sayle as Crutchie let the audience know the show has begun with powerful vocals on the first performance of Santa Fe. At first, Jack Kelly's accent wasn't believable but all traces of doubt went away as he sang. Chemistry between the two characters was apparent and their use of the mechanical-like set pulled the audience into 1900's (1889) New York City. Jack… Continue

Added by Karina Karbo-Wright on February 12, 2016 at 12:14am — 2 Comments

Newsies Had My Eyes on the Stars

Stunning talent filling the stage in breathtaking dance numbers and brilliant choreography completed with seamless formation changes create the enthralling experience that is Disney’s Broadway smash hit musical Newsies. Tickets to this show were a one for all what with this being its debut tour. Many Twin Cities residents recognized this as a must see newbie at the Orpheum theater. There was a movie prior to the musical. The Newsies movie became somewhat of a cult classic in…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on February 11, 2016 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Everybody Loves Gratuitous Acrobatics

The 1992 Disney cult movie…

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Added by Miranda Mier on February 11, 2016 at 11:52pm — 2 Comments

Newsies

Disney’s Broadway adaption of the famous and beloved movie Newsies was one of the best musicals I have seen in quite a while. Currently showing at the Orpheum to nearly sold out, enthusiastic audiences, its engaging story, enjoyable songs, and incredible dancing make for an unforgettable, entertaining show. Newsies tells the story of the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899, a real historical event. The plot of Newsies is a fictionalized telling of the real strike, following strike…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on February 11, 2016 at 11:45pm — 1 Comment

Newsies Does Not Disappoint

“Incredible”, “Amazing”, “Breathtaking”. These were just a few of the adjectives I heard people using to describe the performance we had just witnessed as I exited the Orpheum theater after seeing Broadway’s smash hit musical Newsies; and I would have to agree. From the scaffolding that set the scene for New York City, to the precise and astounding dance numbers and iconic songs, to the lighting design, the show came together perfectly to create a…

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Added by Heidi Wiese on February 11, 2016 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

Snoozies

Disney’s musical ‘Newsies’ is a wonderfully written show about the newsboys strike of 1899. Unfortunately, the Broadway adaptation is not all it’s made up to be.

Watching the show is a bit like looking at a black and white photograph, while technically flawless there seems to be something lacking. The first scene started wonderfully, two boys-Jack and Crutchy-asleep with a beautiful New York background behind them. Their costumes fit the scene…

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Added by Alexis Langenfeld on February 11, 2016 at 11:10pm — 2 Comments

Newsies Strike Back

 

            The sold out Disney’s Newsies stunned the audience on opening night.  The show, based on the 1992 film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, is on its national tour and is at the Orpheum until February 14th, 2016.  Inspired by the newsboys strike during turn of the century New…

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Added by Anika Besst on February 11, 2016 at 10:37pm — 3 Comments

"Newsies" is nothing but old news

Seminal Broadway Musical “Newsies” features exceptionally tight choreography and technical aspects to fawn over, but lacks the heart and emotional depth necessary to make a significant impact on all audience members. The “Newsies” national tour came to the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis on February 9, 2016 to show audiences that superficial plots can still sell out theaters. At certain points of the musical, several select audience members around me were crying and were going…

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Added by Leo Driessen on February 11, 2016 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

Unsurprisingly Entertaining, Surprisingly Inspirational

If you're worried that Newsies…

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Added by Delia Grimes on February 11, 2016 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

The World Will Know the Greatness of Newsies

The World Will Know the Greatness of Newsies



There's a reason why Newsies keeps selling out shows. It's an absolute must see. Based off of the Newsboys' Strike in 1899 New York, the musical Newsies shows the plight of many young newsies living in New York. The young leader of the Manhattan Newsies, Jack Kelley, portrayed by Joey Barreiro, is thrust into the public eye when Joseph Pulitzer, portrayed by Steve Blanchard, raises the prices of the newspapers to 60¢ from 50¢ for the same… Continue

Added by Maddie on February 11, 2016 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Sieze the Chance to See Newsies

The stage filled with a dozen boys spinning, leaping and flipping across the stage in a style that has become synonymous with Newsies. The 2012 Tony Award winning choreography really steals the show. Choreographer Christopher Gattelli leads us through an action packed New York City adventure set to music by Alan Menken. Based on the real life events of the Newsboys Strike of 1889, we see Jack Kelly (Joey Barreiro) and the newsboys of New York City take on newspaper…

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Added by Anne Boatman on February 11, 2016 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

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