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CYT Lafayette’s production of “Disney’s Newsies”
May 16 - May 19
Lafayette, LA — CYT Lafayette’s production of “Disney’s Newsies”, the Broadway musical, opens Thursday, May 16th and runs through Sunday, May 19th at UL’s Angelle Hall.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
The cast of over 80 Acadiana area students, ages 12 to 18, will present five public performances:
•Thursday, May 16th @ 7:00pm
•Friday, May 17th @ 7:00pm
•Saturday, May 18th @ 2:00pm
•Saturday, May 18th @ 7:00pm
•Sunday, May 19th @ 2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.cytlafayette.org for $18 or at the door for $20.
For more information about CYT Lafayette and these performances, visit cytlafayette.org or call (337) 258-2349.
Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after school theater arts program training children in all aspects
of the performing arts. Visit cytlafayette.org for information.