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Musical Matinee: Newsies

August 9 @ 1:00 pm

Tickets: General Admission
$6.00 Matinee Price

Newsies – (1992. USA. 2 hrs, 1 min. Directed by Kenny Ortega. PG.) This early nineties cult  musical (and eventual 2012 Broadway musical hit) created toe-tapping, song-and-dance excitement out of the true story of an 1899 strike by newspaper boys against publishing magnate Joseph Pulitzer. The “newsies” band together to protest a pay cut by Pulitzer (Robert Duvall), organizing a union to protect their rights and ensure fair wages. They are helped along the way by Medda (Ann-Margret), a local dance-hall performer who befriends the boys and provides an opportunity for an additional song or two. Director Kenny Ortega had previously choreographed “Dirty Dancing”, and composer Alan Menken had provided the acclaimed scores for “Beauty and the Beast” and “Little Shop of Horrors”. Starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Max Casella and Trey Parker.

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August 9
1:00 pm
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