Disney is pleased to invite you to participate in a FREE virtual theatre trip: an exclusive screening of NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical. In addition to the performance, you will have access to a Teachers’ Toolkit including a Q&A with some of the Disney team who brought NEWSIES to the stage, a companion study guide, and a dance tutorial featuring iconic choreography from the show.
With the impact of Covid-19 on theatres and schools, Disney is committed to innovating new ways for students to remain engaged with the performing arts. By providing the NEWSIES virtual theatre trip, Disney is investing in the next generation of storytellers and inspiring them to create the futures they imagine.
The virtual screening and materials will be available via a unique passcode, and full instructions will be provided to be shared with your pupils and their families.
Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Length: 2h 29min
Genre: Drama, Historical, Coming of age, Family, Musical