Fresh off presenting Bram Stoker’s thrilling classic Dracula and the traditional It’s A Wonderful Life in the Halloween and Christmas seasons, the St. Cloud Theatre Company will present the Broadway blockbuster Newsies from March 5-8 at the St. Cloud High School Performing Arts Center.
Tickets start at $5 for students and $12 for adults, plus senior and military discounts. The show features a cast, crew, and live orchestra of more than 80 students from St Cloud High, Middle, and Elementary, and will be a fun favorite for the whole family.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies tells the story newsboy Jack Kelly, who leads a group of teenagers who seeks a better life. Based on a true story, Jack rallies newspaper sellers from across the city to fight for what’s right, addressing age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against corruption.
Based on the 1992 Disney motion picture, It became a Broadway hit in 2012. When it appears in St. Cloud it will be the first high school production in Central Florida, the school theatre troupe said.
Newsies performs March 5, 6, & 7 at 7 pm and March 8 at 3 pm. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 407-891-3100, extension 80842.