On Pitch Performing Arts Opens NEWSIES

On Pitch Performing Arts Opens NEWSIES

Disney's Broadway blockbuster "Newsies" is set to "Seize the Day" this summer at the Kenley Amphitheatre!

On Pitch Performing Arts is partnering with Layton City and the Davis Arts Council to bring this full-scale masterpiece to the Kenley Amphitheatre August 14th-20th.

Brandon Stauffer is set to direct this large scale production, having previously directed several successful musicals at OPPA! including "Aida", "Tarzan", and "Nunsense". Joining him on the production team are performance veterans Erin Roring as music director, Rachel Helwig as choreographer, and Amanda Larsen as costume designer.

Stauffer says, " I am so excited to be partnering with Layton City and the Davis Arts Council to bring the large spectacle musical back to the Kenley Amphitheatre. Newsies is sure to be a huge family event that should not be missed."

Inspired by actual events and people, "Newsies" is set in New York City in 1899. A time when orphans roamed the streets fending for themselves, many orphans became "newsies" or newspaper boys in order to survive. When Joseph Pulitzer's paper New York World raises prices for the newsies in order to increase his own profits, charismatic leader Jack Kelly (inspired by actual newsie Kid Blink) organizes a strike! Their demand is simple: return the newspapers to their original price or the newsies won't sell them. The story spreads quickly thanks to ambitious reporter Katherine Plumber (inspired by real life reporter Nellie Bly) who sells her first front page article to every other paper in town. What started as a simple business maneuver quickly escalates into a city-wide spectacle as the newsies take on one of the biggest business tycoons of their day.

Performances are August 14th-20th at the Kenley Amphitheatre in Layton. The curtain rises at 8pm!

Tickets are available at www.onpitchperformingarts.com.

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