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Del Mar students to perform ‘Newsies Jr.’ April 3-4

It’s one for all and all for one in the Del Mar Middle School production of “Newsies Jr.,” which tells the story of a scrappy group of New York City newsboys who unite to fight unfair working conditions imposed by a powerful publisher.

 

About 40 students will perform in two shows set for 6:30 p.m. April 3-4 in the Tiburon school’s multipurpose room.



The Del Mar show tells the same basic story as the 2012 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which itself was based on the 1992 Disney musical movie starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman and Ann-Margaret. Set in 1899 and based on a true story, the plot follows the teenage Jack Kelly, who lives with a group of “newsies” who hawk the New York World on the streets of Manhattan. When the paper’s publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, raises the prices required for the newsies to purchase papers to sell, they unite to organize a citywide strike.

 

“You’re going to see a lot of kids screaming and fighting, but you’re going to see a very powerful and inspirational show,” says sixth grader Serena Scully, who plays one of the newsies.


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