Hickory – It is the final weekend for the smash hit Disney musical Newsies at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances are Thursday Dec 5 at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday Dec 6 and 7 at 8:00pm and Sunday Dec 8 at 2:30pm.

Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.

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: (Left to right) Emily Stober, Jared Wachsmuth, Charlotte Dick, Jaid Tilger, Grant Sizemore, Corey Robert Knighton, David Sandoval and Sonya Briggs in Newsies at the Hickory Community Theatre. The final four performances are this weekend, December 5-8. For show times and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283. Photo by Ken Burns.