The Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, NEWSIES is coming to Moorhead Theater this
November 9-11, 16-18, 23 and 24. The show is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook
the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. It leaps onto the stage with soul stirring
music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography.
Newsies, the musical, tells the story of how a band of underdogs took on the most powerful names in New
York in a fight for what's right. The poor and orphaned teenagers, selling newspapers for a penny a paper,
are pushed to the limit when newspaper moguls Hearst and Pulitzer try to take away more of their meager
profits. Jack Kelly becomes the leader who rallies the newsies from across the city to take a stand and
strike against the most powerful publishers in the country. Their cause becomes even bigger than any of
the newsies imagined when they realize they’re fighting for all the children working in unfair and unsafe
conditions across the nation.
Minutes after the rights became available, Director Rebecca Meyer-Larson scooped up the opportunity to
produce the show. “The original movie has a cult following, and I am definitely part of that cult. It took
Broadway success and 25 years for it to finally be released to amatueur theaters - but it was definitely
worth the wait! In light of a resurgence of youth activism like the March for Our Lives movement, the
history inherent in this story is especially relevant,” says Meyer-Larson.
Disney’s NEWSIES the Broadway Musical will be performed at the Moorhead High School auditorium November 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24. at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on November 11 & 18. Tickets can be reserved online at www.MoorheadSchools.org/tix or by calling the MHS Activities Office at 218.284.2255 beginning October 26. Moorhead High Theatre strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all patrons. On November 11, we will have a sign-language interpreted performance. For tickets for this performance or if you need additional assistance, please contact our Activities Office. Moorhead High School’s musical theater department has been awarded the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s
Spotlight Musical Theater Award for Production Excellence in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017. For more information, or to schedule an interview, please email Rebecca Meyer-Larson
at email@example.com or call 218.284.2371.