Disney Newsies is Coming to Connecticut Rep July 6-16

Adapted from the Disney film, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman.   Set in New York City at the turn of the century, a ragged band of newsboys take on the titans of publishing, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.  Inspired by the “Newsboy Strike of 1899”, this fictionalized story explores themes of social injustice and exploitive labor, as the newsboys learn to harness their voice in this high octane, dance spectacular and journey to become Kings of New York. Join us as we “seize the day” and bring this fresh new, musical — hot from Broadway to you at CRT!

Disney Newsies is Coming to Connecticut Rep July 6-16

Set in the heart of New York City, Newsies tells a fictionalized story inspired by the real events of the Newsboy Strike of 1899. Although rooted in the past, the show explores topical themes of social injustice, exploitive labor, and the true power the Davids of the world can wield against the Goliaths.

Performance and Ticket Information

Performances run July 6-16.  Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Subscription package options range from $30 to $99. Single tickets prices range from $12 to $55.

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. For additional ticket information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. To purchase tickets online,visit www.crt.uconn.edu. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change. Single tickets are now on sale.

The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT.

Director and choreographer Christopher d’Amboise has created numerous ballets for international companies alongside having written, directed, and choreographed The Studio. He began his career as a principal dancer in the New York City Ballet. d’Amboise received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Featured Actor for his performance in the Broadway cast of Song and Dance.  He last choreographed My Fair Lady at Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

d’Amboise said, “I grew up watching my father in movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and always wanted to direct a show full of lots of men dancing wildly.  Newsies is that show.  I am also attracted to the show’s themes of embracing alternative families and the romantic notion of loyalty to friends above personal gain.  Newsies is a coming of age story that we can all relate to while watching a bunch of men dancing their tails off!”

Winner of the 2016 Lotte Lenya Singing Competition Jim Schubin will make his CRT debut in the role of Jack Kelly. Schubin has previously been seen in the National Tour of Sound of Music,  and Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks,.  Regional credits include Cape Playhouse, Barrington Stage and West Virginia Public Theatre.  He also had a recurring role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

Broadway veteran Tina Fabrique will be appearing as the eccentric Medda Larkin on the CRT stage this summer. Fabrique won the 2016 Audelco Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical for The First Noel at the Apollo Theatre.  Broadway/Tour Credits: Ethel in Classical Theater of Harlem’s First Noel at the Apollo; Ella(Ella Fitzgerald-created role); RagtimeBring In Da NoiseDessa Rose;Harlem SongHow To Succeed…Gospel at Colonus; Best Little Whorehouse in TexasSouth PacificThe Wiz70 Girls 70Truly Blessed;Once on This Island;

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