CHS Theatre Opens Ticket Sales for Fall Musical, Disney’s Newsies

Tickets are now on sale for Coppell High School Theatre’s fall musical, Disney’s Newsies: The Musical.  The Tony Award®-winning, Broadway musical is a family-friendly spectacle that will premiere at the Coppell High School auditorium on Friday, Nov. 1 and run through Sunday, Nov. 10.

Newsies stars Coppell HS seniors Ryan McCord as Jack Kelly, Drew Scrivner as Davey, Charlotte Vanyo as Katherine Plumber, and Alex McCord as Joseph Pulitzer.  The cast also features Matt Maurer, Tiffany Mares-Camarena, Camila Villarreal, Izzy Enriquez, Angeli Smith, Mikiyah Parker and more.

“We have a massive cast of 43 talented student actors bringing this popular musical to life on stage, with the support of our artistic and hardworking tech students managing the backstage, lights, sound, costumes and the rest of the elements that will inspire audience members to ‘Seize the Day,’” said Coppell High School Theatre Director Karen Ruth.

Showtimes include Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit CISD employees are eligible to receive one free ticket with ID badge at the door.

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and his fellow “newsies” take action. With help from the intrepid reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of the underdog.

Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies was originally brought to stage by Alan Menken (music), Jack Feldman (lyrics) and Harvey Fierstein (book), and it is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The musical is based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.

Newsies is an entertaining way for families to spend some time together and support the arts, so grab your tickets now before they are sold out,” added Ruth.