Newsies Jr.

Disney’s Newsies, Jr.,

FLORENCE – Disney’s Newsies, Jr., will open the 2022–23 fine arts performance season for Florence Academy of Fine Arts (FAFA).  Public performances will take place November 11–12 at 7pm and November 13 at 2pm in the Florence High School Auditorium on Bradshaw Drive.   Adult tickets are $15, student tickets are $10, and both are available at gofans.com. 

Newsies, Jr. inspires audiences with a 60-minute musical based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies, and the 2012 Broadway production of the same name on actual events in U.S. history. The rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of young Manhattan newsies inspires audiences of all ages.  

Set in 1899, the titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, but Jack rallies young workers 

from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and to fight for what’s right!  Adapted especially for young performers, this musical features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein. Look for electrifying songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “King of New York.” Newsies, Jr. packs non-stop thrills with a timeless message perfect for the whole family. 

Director Jerry Foster said, “Newsies, Jr., is a great choice for this year as we celebrate FAFA’s 10-year anniversary.  It demonstrates the versatility of FAFA talent and collaborative spirit.  All fine arts departments at Florence High School:  Theatre, Technical Theatre, Dance, Chorus, Recording Arts, Songwriting, Fashion, 3D Design, TV Production and Photography work together to design and produce musicals for their student body and surrounding communities. This year Florence High School welcomes Cherise Albright in the Theatre Department and to the production team for Newsies, Jr.  

For more information, visit the Florence High School FAFA webpage or contact Foster at 256-768-2200.  Follow them on Facebook (Florence Academy of Fine Arts) and Instagram @FlorenceAcademy ofFineArts.