August 5 to 26
Maine State Music Theater
Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this timely and fresh fictionalized adaptation addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.
This all singing, all dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman including Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, King of New York and Santa Fe.
Watch Maine State Music Theatre’s Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, describe the performance and what you will experience HERE.
Visit the Maine State Music Theatre’s website, MSMT.ORG, or give them a call at 207-725-8769 to secure tickets.