July 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 pm
July 11 & 18 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Extra! Extra! Now is the time to seize the day as the Amarillo Little Theatre Academy presents Newsies. Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, 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. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Newsies is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, La Cage aux Folles). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York,” and “Santa Fe.” Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, Newsies is a high-energy explosion of song and dance you won’t want to miss. Be sure to make your reservations today!
ALT Academy has assembled a brilliant cast to bring this historical Disney musical to life. Newsiesfeatures 33 talented Academy students and 8 adults. New Academy Director Mikayla Garren and ALT’s new Managing/Artistic Director Jason Crespin co-direct this production. Academy Instructors Brandon Bellar and Beth Alexander serve as Music Director and Choreographer, respectively. Tana Roberson is the Scenic Designer for this production with Leigh Anne Crandall designing costumes. Lauren Girty and Chriselda Reyes serve as Production Assistants.
Ticket prices for this Disney musical are $18.00 for 12 and up and $15.00 for under 12. Tickets go on sale to ALT members on June 21 and to the general public on June 28. Reservations can be made by calling the ALT box office at 806-355-9991 or online. This performance will be at the ALT Mainstage.