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2022 Summer Production

The Five Star Theatre Company
Disney's Newsies JR.

Reading Memorial High School
William E. Endslow
Performing Arts Center

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
7:30 pm

Tickets are $20
Masks required for all audience members

Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies, JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.


Directed by William Endslow

Music Direction by Kristin Killian

Choreography by Nancy Stone

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Jack Feldman

Book by Harvey Fierstein

JR. Script Adaptation by David Simpatico

Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.

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