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Newsies 

It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! 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 the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe". The show is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Content Synopsis

Disney's Newsies ​is based on the real Newsboy's strike of 1899. Scenes include mild physical violence, usually set to music and danced, similar to the 1992 Disney movie. There are also scenes with mildly strong language (hell, damn, bastards, ass). A teen holds an unlit cigar in his mouth the majority of the show. This production contains themes of yellow journalism, child labor, and underdogs enacting change. The high-energy dance numbers will appeal to all ages, and particularly families equipped to explain the historical significance and themes of the powerful show. 

Peter and the Starcatcher 

Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. For two-and-a-half hours, actors make theatrical magic by playing dozens of characters: sailors, pirates, British naval officers, Mollusk natives and orphans in addition to eighteen major roles. The original Broadway production was a deliberately low-budget spectacle: an extravaganza of staging that relied on suggestion and storytelling rather than expensive set pieces. Elice’s script, jam-packed with poetry, gentle lyricism, and numerous nods to pop culture, is a coming-of-age adventure story about how a nameless orphan -- inspired by a remarkable and ambitious girl -- became the strange and celebrated hero that is the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.

Content Synopsis

Peter and the Starcatcher contains scenes which deal with themes of abandonment, abuse, and escaping danger. It contains some crude humor, mildly strong language (bastard and hell), and actors portraying a variety of characters including characters of the opposite sex in humorous and non-sexual situations. This production is best suited for families and patrons who are equipped to discuss these and other important and meaningful ideas as they pertain to this beautiful show about survival, redemption, and growing up.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestrations, magical transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…or a really great pair of shoes.

Content Synopsis

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is appropriate for families of all ages. Audiences should know that while the show contains the same plot and many of the same elements as the Disney cartoon, there are also some differences in the script. Similar to the classic story, the production contains themes abandonment, abuse, and redemption, as well as themes of social intrigue and reform. Children and adults alike will love the magic, dancing, and classic love story which promotes courage and kindness to all.