Join us at University High School Theatre as we remount our award winning production of Newsies the Musical in preparation for the Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa, FL. This is going to be a HUGE celebration and we are hoping to PACK THE HOUSE! Be a part of history as we embark on our MainStage journey!
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 and tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.
After publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of the underdog as Jack and his team rallies newsies from across the city to fight for what’s right.
Fog and Haze are used in this production.
It is possible that we will have a very full house for these encore performances so we encourage guests to arrive early in order to guarantee parking and time to find your seat. If arriving more than 10 minutes after the production is slated to begin, guests will be seated in the first available seat to avoid disruptions to the production as it will be professionally filmed.