Newsies is inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.

This is what SF/Arts curator Heather Desaulniers has to say about "Newsies" :

Woodminster Summer Musicals!—outdoor musical theater in a beautiful park setting in the Oakland hills—opens its 53rd season this month with the first of three dynamite productions, “Newsies.” Travel back in time with the show’s young protagonists as they show that spunk, perseverance and fighting for what is right knows no age limitation.

Event Info
Jul 05 → Jul 14
Thu-Sun at 8 pm
Woodminster Amphitheater/Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland
Venue: 510/531-9597
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