By Theresa Reed
11th Grade, Curtis High School
Newsies the Musical is a story dreams, determination, and love. Set in New York City in 1899, we meet Jack Kelly. To some he may be an escaped convict, but to others, he is a charismatic young man who dreams big.
Jack is a newsie and must hawk newspapers all over town in order to make a living. Jack and the other newsies are a close-knit group, and their bond is clear when they unite to protest an unfair change in their working conditions. With a bit of outside help (and a little flirting), Jack and the newsies stage a strike and seize the day!
Though Newsies takes place many years ago, many themes are still relevant today; such as unions, strikes, protests, and fighting for worker rights. The musical also shows how willpower and courage are necessary to make change happen.
TICKETS: $26.50 student rush • Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St. website