Sat, Aug 05|
The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville
Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations.
Time & Location
Aug 05, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
About the event
DMR Adventures proudly presents DISNEY’S NEWSIES JR, the hour-long adaption of the smash Broadway musical based on the 1992 film inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City. You will NOT want to miss our talented cast of over 80 students.
Inspired by the true story of the 1899 New York City Newsboys Strike, Newsies JR is a joyful and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. Join Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of "newsies" as they make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets.
When the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World – Joseph Pulitzer. Can a group of idealistic newsies win against a foe as the well-financed and influential Pulitzer?
DMR Adventures appreciates the generous community support to date and welcomes additional sponsors. Please contact us at office@DMRadventures.com for more information.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
JR. Script Adaptation by David Simpatico
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions
Disney's Newsies JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
ANY VIDEO RECORDING MADE OF THIS PERFORMANCE IS AUTHORIZED FOR PERSONAL, AT-HOME, NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. THE SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH RECORDING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED UNDER FEDERAL COPYRIGHT LAW.
ABOUT DMR ADVENTURES
DMR Adventures has been providing professional performing arts training from the professionals since 2009. The high caliber of training serves to drive passion, discipline, and commitment in the students with whom we work. DMR is comprised of several pre-professional programs, a touring competition team, an after school program (YAS!), a youth leadership program, over 15 summer camps, and year-round training programs, some of which culminate in a Mainstage season of performances. As a result of our exceptional training, our students have gone on to top musical theatre conservatories and university training programs, and to perform in film, television, theme parks and national tours!
We believe in making performances and classes accessible to all and our classes, camps and tickets are on a sliding scale to help our entire community participate. We are proud to have provided more than $180,000 in scholarships and discounts to students in need, including $92,000 between 2020 and 2022 alone!