Want good news?
Then you want Newsies – refreshing, inspirational, a huge feel-good show for the whole family, and the perfect opener for the ninth Broadway Series at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora.
Newsies starts previews on September 4. Press opening is Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m. Performances run through October 20: Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Single tickets are $36 to $74. For tickets, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Newsies is suggested for ages 8 and up due to some adult language and mild violence.
Note: Paramount now offers live, real-time ASL interpretation for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing at one performance of each Broadway Series production. Newsies will be presented with live ASL interpretation on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Patrons can purchase $30 tickets with special seating for this performance with the code ASLPARAMOUNT. Or, ask the box office about a $90 subscription package to all four ASL interpreted Broadway Series performances during the 2019-20 season.
Newsies – Music that make audiences want to stand up and cheer
Newsies is the rousing, Disney family musical ripped straight from the headlines about newsboys who take on a greedy news tycoon. High in the skyscrapers of New York City, Joseph Pulitzer is plotting a way to increase the revenue of his declining newspaper. Meanwhile, down in the streets, scrappy newsboys hawking Pulitzer’s paper are barely making enough to survive. When Pulitzer raises the price of the paper, charismatic delivery boy Jack Kelly organizes a strike to show the tycoon and his cronies they’re not going to be pushed into the gutter.
Newsies – based on the popular 1992 Disney movie, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City – is packed with unforgettable songs, including “The World Will Know,” “Seize the Day” and “King of New York.” The stage version was first presented by Disney Theatrical Productions on Broadway in 2012, where it ran for more than 1,000 performances before touring.