Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane presents
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White
Stop the presses! Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from a beautiful female reporter, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.” Summer Lyric is proud to be the first theatre in Louisiana to produce this incredible family musical.
Summer Lyric Theatre will conclude the season by presenting Disney’s smash hit Newsies. After the success of its Broadway and National Tour productions, Summer Lyric Theatre will be the first theatre in the Gulf South region to premiere Newsies. With a score by Alan Menken & John Feldman, Newsies is the high-energy, dance-infused story of the Newsboy Strike of 1899. Alex Stone (Jack Kelly), John Fitzpatrick (Crutchie) and Marcus McClain (Davey), who are all making their SLT debuts, will lead this talented cast, which also features Meredith Owens, Bob Pavlovich and Jessica Mixon. Newsies will be directed and choreographed by Diane Lala.