Salisbury Comp to perform Disney’s Newsies next week

Students in the performing arts program will hit the stage May 13 – 16.

Their adaptation of the cult-classic musical film, Disney’s Newsies will show the crowd a world of corporate exploitation in turn-of-the century New York City.

Jack Kelly is a young newsboys and leads a band of teenage newspaper vendors. Jack rallies his fellow newsies to strike against the unfair work conditions when distribution prices are raised.

“We’re thrilled to finally be sharing this performance with the community,” said Lianne Lister Frank, one of the performing arts teachers. “Our theatre program challenges students to take on new tasks and step outside their comfort zones in the pursuit of a truly excellent production. The skills they’ve developed will serve them well, no matter where life takes them.”

The audience can expect to hear classic songs from the original film, such as Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day and Santa Fe.

The school’s performing arts program offers students the chance to develop artistic skills, learn about performance and production, share their passion for theatre and more. There are 175 students enrolled in the program and 95 will perform in Disney’s Newsies.

The show runs May 13 – 16 at Festival Place. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at Salisbury General Office or the Festival Place Box Office.

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