Summer at the Theatre: Disney’s Newsies

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A rough winter with snow days galore meant a late end to the 2014-2015 school year for Boston area kids.  To help kick off the long-awaited summer vacation, we sent 500 kids to the Boston Opera House to see Disney’s Newises on July 1 as part of our Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids initiative.

The classic Disney movie turned exciting stage production tells the story of the 1899 newsboys strike.  This Tony-award winning musical was a huge hit with the kids, who jumped to their feet and cheered loudly at the conclusion of two-and-a-half hours of energetic dancing  and signing!

Over 20 youth organizations from around Greater Boston received tickets.  The kids pictured in the top photo are students at Mother Caroline Academy in Dorchester.  Check out more photos below, and visit our website to learn more about Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids.