‘Newsies’ opened at the Pantages Theatre last Thursday to a lively crowd – some donning newsies hats and knickers. The show, playing now through April 24 is jammed with elegantly acrobatic dancing, back flips and synchronized tapping. The real-life story of the Newsboy strike at the turn of the century is marvelously told through song and dance, headlined by Dan DeLuca as “Jack Kelly”, Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer”, Stephanie Styles as “Katherine”, Angela Grovey as “Medda Larkin”, Jacob Kemp as “Davey”, and Zachary Sayle as “Crutchie”.
Audiences are rooting for the boys as they demand better treatment and pay from newspaper barons Pulitzer and Hearst. The circulation numbers depend on how many “papes” the boys sell each day. In the end, the newsies prevail and the crowd cheers for the underdogs.
Show times are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at and 8p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets for NEWSIES start at $25. For tickets or more information, visit www.hollywoodpantages.com/newsies.
by Karen Villalpando
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