March 2 – September 29, 2018
On the Main Stage
“Newsies sells itself with KICKS of energy! …A star-studded cast!” -Star Tribune
“CDT’s production of ‘Newsies’ is terrific! …Miss it at your own peril.” -Pioneer Press
“CDT has another big hit!” -FOX 9
“Two thumbs up! Newsies has romance, comedy and fun for the whole family!” -KARE 11
“Captivating…inspiring!” -WCCO Radio
“A spectacular showcase for choreographer Tamara Kangas Erickson, who delivers one jolt of energy after another!” -City Pages
“An enormously entertaining, highly polished and heartwarming production!” -Talkin’ Broadway
“Brims with musical and dramatic power!” -Twin Cities Arts Reader
Disney’s Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! With astounding choreography, unforgettable songs and inspirational storytelling, Newsies is a not-to-be-missed, high-energy show for all ages.
Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality. New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand.
Coupled with dazzling choreography, the unforgettable songs are from Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas), and include: “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York,” “Santa Fe” and “Seize the Day.” Don’t miss this ultimate crowd-pleaser, a Minnesota Regional Premiere, nominated for 8 Tony Awards – Including Best Musical!