Summer Arts Festival - Newsies Jr

June 16 / 8:00 pm

    The Springfield Arts Council's 2023 Summer Arts Festival presents the Youth Arts Ambassadors production of "Disney's NEWSIES JR."

    Wednesday, June 14 at 8:00 PM
    Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 PM
    Friday, June 16 at 8:00 PM

    Seize the Day! A timeless story full of spirit and heart, Disney's NEWSIES JR. is a youth-friendly, condensed version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film.
    Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, NEWSIES JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman ("Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe,") and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, and stars a cast of Springfield Arts Council's award-winning Youth Arts Ambassadors.

    When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right!

    Admission-free event; donations encouraged at intermission