Disney’s Newsies

March 2 – September 29, 2018
On the Main Stage

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

Choreography By Tamara Kangas Erickson
Directed By Michael Brindisi
Musical Direction By Andrew Bourgoin


“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!

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