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Disney's 'Newsies' to be on stage at the Renaissance

• Mar 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM

MANSFIELD — The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has announced the first show in the 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series.

Disney’s “Newsies the Broadway Musical” is running July 28 to 29 and Aug. 4 to 5 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. Artistic director Michael Thomas will direct the show and Kelly Knowlton will be the music director for the production.

“Newsies” tells the stirring tale of the 1899 New York City Newsboys strike with a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. The show features classic songs from the 1992 Disney film including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day” and “Sana Fe,” along with several original songs exclusive to the Broadway musical.

Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 30. Auditions are open to actors ages 13 and above. Interested performers should visit MansfieldTickets.com/audition to view the full audition notice and for information about scheduling an audition.

Tickets are on sale now for current Renaissance members, starting at $15, at the box office and via phone at 419-522-2726. Tickets go on sale online and to the public beginning at noon April 3. A limited number of $50 family four-packs will be available for this production.

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