Merion Mercy Music Theater proudly presents its spring production of Newsies! Newsies is the story of Jack Kelly and a ragtag team of newsies who make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsies win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 New York Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With stunning music by Alan Menken – composer of such classics as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, among many others – Newsies is a classic that will have MMMT audiences leaping from their seats to dance along!
The show runs:
- Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m.
- Friday March 1 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Newsies will be performed in the Convent Auditorium.
Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students (K-12). Purchase tickets here.
- Merion Mercy Academy