Stop the Presses ~ Newsies Takes the Stage at Town Theatre
Meet Jack Kelly, a newsboy who dreams of life away from the big city. When Jack and his fellow newsies face publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer’s plan to raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, they decide it is time to act ~ “one for all and all for one!” Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical has it all – high-energy dance, strong vocals and an engaging score.
Alex Cowsert (Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray) leads the charge as Jack Kelly with Emily Moore (Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by his side as reporter Katherine Plummer. The rest of the gang includes Jacob Calder (Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story) as Crutchie and Town newcomer John Allen as Davey. Kyran Burkett (Beauty and the Beast) and Luke Young (A Christmas Story) share the role of Davey’s cheeky younger brother Les. Offering safe haven to the boys is Lee Martin (The Buddy Holly Story, Hairspray) in the role of Medda Larkin. Jeremy Hansard (My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins) steps into the role of publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Can the idealistic newsboys defeat the powerful newspaper tycoon?
It’s time to seize the day and grab your ticket to Newsies!
THE KITCHEN’S ON STRIKE SATURDAY NIGHTS!
Throw in the towel on cooking and join us at Town for our next dessert adventure ~ The Kitchen’s on Strike Saturday Nights! Get your tickets to the show on Saturday, March 2 OR Saturday, March 9 and we’ll add some EXTRA EXTRA with delicious desserts that even Pulitzer would publish!
Your job: go out to eat ~ at a restaurant of your choice ~ and then bring us the receipt. Our job: we’ll provide the dessert. Choose between Santa Fe Surprise (chef’s choice!), Crutchie’s Apple Crumble and Times “Squares” (chocolate brownies with ice cream). Dessert will be served on the patio from 7:15 PM to 7:45 PM.
Receipts must be dated March 2 or 9 with a time stamp of 4 PM or later. Don’t worry ~ if you run out of time to grab dinner, we’ll still satisfy that sweet tooth. Your choice of one for $3 or two for $5. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine will also be available for purchase.
Newsies runs March 1-17, 2019 and is directed by Jamie Carr Harrington, with musical direction by Augie Gil and choreography by Katie Hilliger. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available to the general public starting February 22 at towntheatre.com or via 803-799-2510. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 PM. Beginning March 1, hours extend to curtain on weekdays and include Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 1 PM.
Newsies is sponsored by South State Bank, Total Comfort Solutions and Prisma Health.