Read all about it! Pine Bush High School presents “Newsies,” a musical inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when a band of orphans and runaway newsboys go on a two-week-long strike against the powerful New York newspaper publishers.
The show will be presented on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 23, at 1 and 7 p.m., in the Pine Bush High School auditorium.
A special free show for senior citizens living in the Pine Bush Central School District will be held on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. It will be preceded by a turkey dinner at 5:30 p.m., courtesy of the district. To attend the free senior citizen dinner and show, contact the district for tickets at 845-744-4018.
Newsies takes place in 1899 New York City. Jack Kelly, a newspaper delivery boy, and his fellow newsies, are orphaned and homeless. They sell newspapers to survive. Jack’s dream is to leave New York someday and head to Sante Fe. When Joseph Pulitzer increases the cost of the newspapers to the delivery boys, Jack organizes a protest that turns into a full-blown strike. It makes front page news and draws support from some big names, but there are complications as Jack ultimately has to choose between his dream, love and the well-being of his fellow newsies.
If you go
- Presented by Pine Bush High School
- Friday, March 22, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Tickets $10 adults, $8 for students and senior citizens; free for children under the age of 5
- Reserve tickets by calling 845-744-2031, ext. 3194, stop by any school in the district or buy at the door
- March 20 – 5:30 p.m. Free dinner and show for senior citizens of the district. Tickets are required and can be obtained by calling 744-2018 or stopping by the district office at 156 Route 302, next to the high school.