Disney’s ‘Newsies‘ is hitting the stage at Theatre Baton Rouge that’s packed with high energy from beginning to end.
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 newsboys’ 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.
The show runs from June 14-30. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and $19 for students. The production is rated PG.
You can find tickets on their website.