START SPREADING THE NEWSies!
(Janis, my bureau-mate gave me that headline idea ;)

Plan a fabulous night at the theater with tickets to this great Disney Musical featuring a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy and Kinky Boots). 

While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. 

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphans and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers!

The newsboys' strike of 1899 was a youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers compensated their child labor force of newspaper hawkers. The strike lasted two weeks, causing Pulitzer's New York World to reduce its circulation from 360,000 to 125,000. Photo: nytimes.com
Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young boys learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Media Theatre Website for more Info & Tickets
104 E. State Street, Media, PA
610-891-0100
Top photo credits: Media Theatre and dallas.culturemap.com