Newsies by Premier Arts at the Lerner Theatre

Set in New York City and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the rousing story of Jack Kelly – a rebellious, charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life as an artist away from the big city and away from the hardship of the streets. After publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise newspaper distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies spring to action and fight to take a stand for what’s right. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”