January 2019 (Hunterdon County, NJ) – Extra, extra – read all about it! ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) presents Newsies the Musical, January 19-27 at Voorhees High School.
Following a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” production of Mary Poppins last season, which earned an “Outstanding Production of a Musical” Perry Award nomination from the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT), SKIT is proud to present six performances of the Tony Award®-winning musical NEWSIES.
The talented cast, featuring “newsies” as young as 8-years-old, will be performing on Saturday, January 19 at
7:30 pm and Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 pm, as well as four shows the following weekend: Friday, January 25
at 7:30 pm, Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 27 at 2 pm.
All performances will take place at Voorhees High School, 256 County Road 513, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826.
Tickets are $13-21 and can be purchased online at www.showkids.org or by calling the SKIT ticket line at
Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Fierstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman — including the show-stopping “Seize the Day,” power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely songs like Katherine’s “Watch What
Happens” — Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.
The Newsies cast showcases students from more than 25 different NJ schools.
SKIT founder, director, and producer Carolyn B. Newman is a Hall of Fame member, inducted by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) in 2015. ShowKids Invitational Theatre has received 15
Perry nominations for best musical and has earned more than 170 total nominations over the last 30 years, more than any other theater company in the state.