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The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre presents: Disney's "Newsies"

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The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre presents: Disney's "Newsies"

Stop the presses! The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre production of Disney’s “Newsies” runs from September 16 to October 2, 2022 at the Civic Auditorium

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call our box office at 269-343-1313.

Performances: September 16 – October 2, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

ASL interpreted, Audio described, and Sensory friendly performance: Saturday, September 24, 7:30pm

Show Synopsis: Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged newsies, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.

Newsies is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.

Rating: Recommended for Family Audiences

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Main Auditorium
Every week through Sep 30, 2022.
Friday: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Event Supported By

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Main Auditorium
329 S Park St
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007