8 Performances
August 3-5 & 10-12


Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 NewArts production of

Newsies the Musical

The 2018 NewArts summer production of Newsies involves over 100 local Connecticut children under the direction of Michael Unger with choreography adapted from the Christopher Gattelli’s Tony Award-winning, Broadway production.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. 

The 1214 Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Newtown, CT guided by a mission to equip students with life tools to flourish in a challenging world through a custom-designed character development program ("ARC") enhanced by a mastery experience in the performing arts ("NewArts"). 

Every ticket sold supports the longevity of our foundation's programs and helps further our empowering mission to help children of all ages flourish as individuals as well as members of their community.


Please Note: This show is double cast.

The cast performances are as follows: 

Friday, 8/3 at 7pm - World Cast
Saturday, 8/4 at 2pm - Journal Cast
Saturday, 8/4 at 7pm - Journal Cast
Sunday 8/5 at 2pm - World Cast


Friday 8/10 at 7pm - Journal Cast
Saturday 8/11 at 2pm - World Cast
Saturday 8/11 at 7pm - World Cast
Sunday 8/12 at 2pm - Journal Cast