The Ocean City Pops and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will present four performances of “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical”s as part of OCTC’s 12th season. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, Wednesday, August 7 and Friday, August 9 and at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 8 at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center (beach block of Sixth Street).
The professional performers were chosen through a New York City casting process. The show will be directed and choreographed by Bonnie Kelly with an orchestra of professional musicians from the Ocean City Pops directed by Jon Kreamer.
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 a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “Sister Act”) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (“Kinky Boots”). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe,” “Newsies” is packed with thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Tickets range from $25 to $30. Visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.