WOW!! I just saw opening night of Newsies tonight at the Aronoff and what a ride! This show will keep your attention so focused, that intermission will come as a surprise. It is based on the New York City news boys’ strike of 1899, and is a powerhouse of song and dance. Joey Barreiro is outstanding in the leading role of Jack Kelly, as is Morgan Keene as his love interest, Katherine Pulitzer. Their duets showcase their wonderful voices and ability for sharp harmony.
The ingenious set changes and clever staging is excellent – everything about this show moves double-time. There is so much to commend the dancers for: in Act one, a sort of soft shoe routine in which the guys tore news sheets in half with their feet is so skillful, and Act 2’s opening tap scene alone is worth the price of admission!
I wondered how a musical promising so much song and dance with a heavily male cast would work out – no disappointment here, it is terrific!
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography,Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it ‘A musical worth singing about!’ (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.
Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.
Don’t miss this show!! Here are the show times and dates!
Wed, Mar 2 7:30PM
Thu, Mar 3 7:30PM
Fri, Mar 4 8:00PM
Sat, Mar 5 2:00PM
Sat, Mar 5 8:00PM
Sun, Mar 6 1:00PM
Sun, Mar 6 6:30PM
Tue, Mar 8 7:30PM
Wed, Mar 9 7:30PM
Thu, Mar 10 7:30PM
Fri, Mar 11 8:00PM
Sat, Mar 12 2:00PM
Sat, Mar 12 8:00PM
Sun, Mar 13 1:00PM
Sun, Mar 13 6:30PM
Purchase your tickets at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.
For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
* All Newsies images were by photographer Deen van Meer and provided by Broadway Cincinnati.
*Disclaimer – I was provided media tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.