FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2018
CONTACT: Randall Hartzog, Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications
Disney’s Newsies Headlines the Lohrey Stage for New Season
Memphis, TN – The regional premiere of the Disney Broadway musical, Newsies, will open the 2018-19 season at Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage. Running August 24 – September 16, 2018, the story is set in New York City in 1899 and follows Jack Kelly and his fellow orphans and runaways who distribute newspapers to the public to survive. When newspaper owners raise the price of distribution at the “newsies” expense, Jack leads his young army toward responsibility and fights for a cause to help them all reach the dream of a better life.
Co-directed and co-choreographed by Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley, the cast is filled with local talent that have committed to months of rehearsing and performing. “We have assembled some of the brightest and most talented young performers in the tri-state area to bring this poignant and timely story to life,” Nichols says, “...and the technical precision displayed by the dancers onstage is sure to impress audiences who have come to expect so much from shows at Theatre Memphis.” Bradley adds, “Working with the dedicated cast and production team has been such a rewarding experience. We have encouraged everyone to go the extra mile and make this show, what is sure to be, a most dazzling and entertaining night of theatre!
Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch feels the same way about presenting productions that represent the community. “Artistic excellence is what we strive for and given the opportunity to produce a show like Newsies … and it being a regional premiere … we want to get it right. Jordan and Travis have created an amazing show.”
TITLE: Disney’s Newsies
MUSIC BY: Alan Menkin
LYRICS BY: Jack Feldman
BOOK BY: Harvey Fierstein
DIRECTORS: Jordan Nichols & Travis Bradley
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jeffrey B. Brewer
CHOREOGRAPHERS: Travis Bradley & Jordan Nichols
VENUE AND ADDRESS: Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117
RUN DATES: August 24 - September 16, 2018
TIMES OF SHOWS: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays
TICKETS: $35 adults, $15 students, $30 seniors 62 and above and military personnel
BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323
PRESENTED BY: Edward Sharp and Charles Sharp in loving memory of Ann Sharp
SPONSORED BY: Debbie Branan and The World Cataract Foundation
MEDIA SPONSORS: WKNO 91.1 FM. Clipper Magazine, The Memphis Flyer, Germantown News, The Best Time
Production photos available 08/21/18.
Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins Extended and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.
Theatre Memphis receives season sponsorship and funding from: First Tennessee Foundation / ArtsFirst, The Jeniam Foundation, ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission