Watertown Lyric Theater Presents Disney’s Newsies

Watertown Lyric Theater presents Disney’s Newsies, at the Dulles State Office Building from October 26 to October 28, 2023.  The musical features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy).

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.

The stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman, including a song written specifically for the national tour called “Letter from the Refuge,” while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” ”Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

SHOWS: Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601

TICKETS: General admission tickets are $15, Students, Seniors, Military, Youth $12. For more info, email info@watertownlyrictheater.org or check out our website at www.watertownlyrictheater.org.