Central Lyon High School Drama Department presents Newsies, which was performed for the public on Thursday, October 28, and for middle school student at a matinee Friday, Saturday, October 30, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 31, at 2:00 PM. Newsies was directed by Ann Langholdt and Rochelle Ebel.
Here is a synopsis for Newsies from https://www.mtishows.com/newsies-0
Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets of New York City. 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 Plumber, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer?
The score includes the show-stopping “Seize the Day”, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens”.
It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, 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). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
“I have been a part of the musicals the past 4 years of high school. My favorite part being in the musicals were meeting new people and making new friends. I also really enjoyed learning more about the musicals that I gotten to be in. Being in the musicals and plays are the things I am going to miss the most about Central Lyon.” ~written by senior Caden Wright