“Stop the presses! Disney has produced a winning, high-energy musical perfect for family audiences!”

~ Entertainment Weekly

“A cheerfully old-fashioned mix of a stirring story with a catchy score.”

~ NJ.com

“Rousing songs, high-energy dance numbers, an appealing cast and an uplifting story make this one of Disney’s most entertaining new properties in years… Newsies adheres to a time-honored Disney tradition of inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense.”

~ Hollywood Reporter

“Newsies delivers with wit and heart, stick-in-your-head melodies and dazzlingly athletic choreography.”

~ USA Today


Summer 2019

In Partnership with UNK Music, Theatre & Dance

UNK Miriam Drake Theatre

New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. It features a heartfelt story and stunning music, including the show-stopping “Seize the Day,” “Carrying the Banner,” and “Santa Fe.” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family.

Special support provided by the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation and the Arram Family Foundation.



Tommy Boy
Oscar Delancey
Governor Teddy Roosevelt
Katherin Plumber
Nun/Woman/Bowery Beauty
Spot Conlon/Policeman/Guard
Nun/Bowery Beauty
Wiesel/Mr. Jacobi
Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty
Medda Larkin
Jack Kelly
Morris Delancey
Splasher/Bowery Beauty
Joseph Pulitzer
Mayor/Nunzio/Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Music Director
Scenic Artist
Props Designer
Technical Director
Scene Designer
Master Electrician/Carpenter
Light Designer
Stage Manager