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Presents: NEWSIES Jr.

At Carpenter Community Charter

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Open to Grades 3-5

Audition materials will be sent out to registered participants one week prior to program start date.

Tuesdays after school from 1:30pm-4pm (with the exception of holidays/days off school).

Program begins Tuesday, August 22nd (auditions).

*Extended dress rehearsal until 5pm on Tuesday, November 7th.

*Additional rehearsals prior to show week may be added.


Final performances on Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm. Students will remain with us from school dismissal through the end of each performance.

Seize the day with us this fall! Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

At Opening Night Theater, we focus on community, confidence, and character. Our after school musical theatre program offers theatre fundamentals, scene work, movement, choreography, singing, games, bonding, and more!

Performance tickets to be purchased at a later date.


Experiencing financial hardships? Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We typically grant (1) scholarship/reduced program fee per every (10) students registered.



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