SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE JULY 21, 2017 | Orlando REP is proud to announce it is opening its 2017 – 2018 season with the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning Newsies The Musical. After opening in 2012 and following a two-year run on Broadway with over 1,000 performances, Newsies enjoyed a blockbuster national tour that concluded in 2016. Orlando REP is the first theatre in the southeastern United States – and is one of the first theatres in the country – to subsequently produce Newsies.
SYNOPSIS | Based on the 1992 film of the same name and inspired by the events of the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a feisty New York City newsboy who dreams of a simpler life away from the big city. When publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises the price of the paper at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies his fellow newsboys to fight back. With help from spunky female reporter Katherine Plumber and a few new friends, the whole world finds out what happens when “the little guys” stand up and seize the day.
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