Hickory – The dazzling Broadway musical Newsies begins its ten performance run this Friday, November 22 at 8:00pm at the Hickory Community Theatre.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies’, who dreams only of a better life. But when publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what is right. Based on the real life newsboys strike of 1899, Newsies is a high energy singing and dancing extravaganza.

Performances of Newsies are Fridays and Saturdays Nov 22, 23, 29, 30, Dec 6 and 7 at 8:00pm Sundays Nov 24, Dec 1 and 8 at 2:30pm and Thursday Dec 5 at 7:30pm. This show contains some violence and mild profanity and is rated PG.

Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students and youth 18 & under. Thursday night tickets are $16 for all adults and $10 for students and youth 18 & under. Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org to purchase tickets or get more information.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Newsies is produced by Cargo Transporters, Catawba Valley Health System and Hickory Allergy, Asthma and Sinus. A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive, the City of Hickory and Sunbelt Xpress are the sponsors the 2019-2020 Season.

PHOTO: Corey Knighton is Jack Kelly in Newsies, opening on Friday, Nov 22 at the Hickory Community Theatre. For tickets call 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org. Photo by Carol Anne Hartman.