Participants in the Broadway Rose Theatre teen workshop will present Disney’s Newsies, playing for five performances August 11 – 13 at the New Stage in Tigard. This fully produced musical is based on the film’s screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. Music by Alan Menkin, with lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. “Seize The Day” with this smash musical inspired by the true story of tenacious 20th-century newsboys and girls fighting for their rights against a greedy tycoon.
Orphaned seventeen-year-old Jack dreams of a life as an artist far from the streets of New York, while young reporter Katherine struggles to be heard in a time where women aren’t seen as legitimate journalists. Together with Jack’s motley crew of newsies, the two must inspire a city of young workers to unionize and strike against unfair conditions, all while the incensed publishing titan Pulitzer attempts to silence them. With rousing song and dance numbers, this thrilling Broadway sensation will be performed by Broadway Rose Teen Summer Workshop artists.
The intensive 3-week training workshop is designed for young performers who are serious about pursuing musical theatre in high school, college, or professionally. Focused on building real-world experience in a professional setting, the 38 participating students will rehearse and mount a full-scale production of Newsies. The workshop is directed by Isaac Lamb with musical direction by James Pick.
Thursday, August 11, 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13, 2:00 p.m.
Performances will be at the New Stage located at 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for ages 2-18 (children under two years of age sitting on caretakers’ laps are free) and can be purchased by calling the Broadway Rose box office at 503.620.5262 or online at www.broadwayrose.org.
A message on safety:
Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks in the theater. For more information, visit www.broadwayrose.org/company-updates.
Broadway Rose’s 2022 season is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the City of Tigard. The Title Sponsor is Pearson Financial Group and The Times is the production sponsor. Broadway Rose’s 2022 summer youth outreach programming is funded in part by generous grants from OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Juan Young Trust, Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and PGE Foundation.
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY is Oregon’s premier musical theatre company. Under the artistic direction of Sharon Maroney, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since 1992, enriching the region’s cultural life and increasing opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts. Broadway Rose is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to keeping live theatre affordable and making its productions accessible to all members of the community.