Performances will be held at Flagstaff High School, 400 W Elm Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, in their mini-auditorium!
TheatriKids production of Newsies fights for what’s right
Fifty Flagstaff theatre students take the stage in this stunning musical that’s been captivating Broadway audiences for years. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
This production is directed by Joe Maniglia, Theatrikos’s Education Director, with musical direction by Kenlynn Winsor, and choreography by Leslie Baker.
“Fifty student performers are about to take to the stage and we hope Flagstaff is ready!” said Maniglia. “The story, score, and choreography are stunning and this talented group is bringing a powerful performance to our stage.”
Performances held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19 through 28. (No performance on Easter, April 21) Individual tickets are $12 plus applicable fees.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (928) 774-1662.
For nearly 50 years, Theatrikos Theater Company, an award-winning non-profit theatre, has grown into a leading community arts organization. Located in the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse in historic downtown Flagstaff, the theatre proudly offers nearly 70 performances of classic and new plays, musicals, and youth productions.
TheatriKids, the educational theatre program of Theatrikos, strives to foster a mastery and lifelong love of the performing arts and is open to all area youth year-round. For the past 12 years, students have learned theatre skills, including acting, voice, dialects, character development, and basic stagecraft. Our young participants gain increased self-esteem and poise and are often inspired to continue their theatre education. Through this program, youth are provided opportunities to participate in full-scale productions as well as summer camps and workshops. Scholarships are available.