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August 10, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120-5570
Reserved seating with tickets at $16 adults and $14 children 12 & younger/seniors. Purchase online.
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NEWSIES presented by Marquee Main Stage Productions

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Disney’s NEWSIES, based on the 1992 motion picture, features music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken. NEWSIES, presented by Marquee Main Stage Productions, is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsboys on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of NEWSIES addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while retaining many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”