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Don Gingold / Wednesday, October 19, 2022 / Categories: Coming Soon


Weekends July 21 - August 6, 2023, Naperville Central HS Auditorium

Event date: 7/21/2023 7:30 PM - 8/6/2023 3:00 PM Export event

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

It's time to carry the banner on our stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Lots of dancing and acrobatics will bring the youth - high school through post-grad - out for auditions, and there are some great lead roles for adults including supportive ladies and male villains! Perfect for our theatre community.

We're taking applications for our production team - Director, Music and/or Vocal Directors, Stage Manager, Lighting, Sound and Set Designers.

Auditions for all roles will be held in April 2023. Exact dates and times will be posted on our Audition page.

Performances will be held over 3 weekends - July 21 through August 6, 2023 - at the Naperville Central HS Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale now, and make a great stocking stuffer. Buy a season ticket for both The Pajama Game and Newsies and save some money - you KNOW you're going to want to see both!

Ticket Information

NEWSIES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre Intermational (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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The Summer Place, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and receives our funding through sales of affordably priced tickets, program ads, concessions, from a small number of grants and from the kind donations of our patrons.

We are Naperville's Community TheatreSM. Our all volunteer board, crew and cast work hard together to produce entertaining plays and musicals for the Naperville area. We invite you to get involved!

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Naperville, IL 60567


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