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Disney's Newsies at PCS Theater

Dates: (5/31/2024 - 6/15/2024 )


PCS Theater

Players Club of Swarthmore

614 Fairview Rd
Swarthmore,PA 19081

Phone: 6105001737

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PCS Theater proudly announces its production of Disney’s Newsies, running from May 31 to June 15, 2024. Directed by Richard Farella, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein, this inspiring and high-energy musical is set to be a spectacular event for audiences of all ages. Unique choreography by Jess Wisniewski and Music Direction by David Schwartz make for valuable theatrical experience.


Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies tells the story of Jack Kelly (Joseph Matthews*), a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage “newsies.” When newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer (Jeffrey Barg) raises prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.


As Jack says, “There’s change coming once and for all,” this musical captures the energy of youthful rebellion and the hope of a better future. With memorable numbers like “Seize the Day” and “King of New York,” audiences will be moved by the story of these determined young men and women who stand up to power.


Joining Joseph Matthews and Jeffrey Barg are Maura Taylor* as Katherine, Daniel Gorman as Crutchie, Shawn Weaver as Racetrack, and three dozen more talented actors, including several making their PCS Mainstage debut. Our youngest performers, Saajan Lakhani* and Brian Manning*, are splitting the role of Les, bringing youthful energy and charm to the stage.


Show Dates and Times:

  • Friday, May 31st at 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 1st at 8:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm

  • Friday, June 7th at 8:00 pm (Relaxed Performance)

  • Saturday, June 8th at 2:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 8th at 8:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 pm (Talk Back)

  • Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 pm

  • Friday, June 14th at 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 15th at 8:00 pm

With a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission, Newsies promises an engaging and entertaining experience. The production is ADA accessible, ensuring that all members of our community can enjoy the show.


Ticket Pricing:

  • $27 Adult

  • $25 Senior

  • $15 Student

  • PCS Members: 20% off

  • PCS Season 112 ticket vouchers accepted

  • ACCESS cards accepted


Special Performances:


  • Relaxed Performance: Friday, June 7th at 8:00 pm – Designed for those who prefer a more relaxed theater environment.

  • Talk Back: Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 pm – Stay after the show for a discussion with the cast and creative team.


Director Richard Farella shares, “This production of Newsies not only highlights the incredible talents of our cast and crew but also underscores the timeless message of fighting for justice, standing together and the power of a found family. As Jack Kelly says, ‘Now is the time to seize the day,’ and we hope our audiences leave feeling inspired and empowered.”


Don’t miss your chance to experience the uplifting and powerful Newsies at PCS Theater. Tickets are available now and can be purchased on our website


For more information, interviews, or press inquiries, please contact:

Anne Marie Scalies

Marketing Director, PCS Theater


About PCS Theater:

The Players Club of Swarthmore (PCS) is dedicated to bringing high-quality, community-focused theatrical productions to the Swarthmore area. With a rich history of fostering local talent and providing engaging entertainment, PCS continues to be a cultural cornerstone in the community.


"Seize the day and join us for an unforgettable journey through the streets of New York with the talented cast of Newsies!"

*Denotes PCS Mainstage debut.

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