[Alex Prakken and Justine Cameron (front and center) lead the cast as Jack Kelly and Katherine Plumber.]
The show also features high-kicking choreography that adds to the energy of the show.
The Paramount Theatre once again has shown that a theatrical production can entertain while providing audiences with something to think about.
If you go
WHAT: Disney's "Newsies: The Musical"
WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., downtown Aurora
WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 20
COST: Single tickets run $36 to $74, with four-show packages starting at $72
INFO: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666
Broadway Panel Series
Paramount Theatre is introducing a new Broadway Panel Series meant to spur open dialogue between Paramount’s theater artists, education staff, outside experts and audience members.
“Newsies: The Heart Behind the Headlines” will launch Paramount’s new panel series from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the new JoAnne McKee Studio Theatre at the Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave., in downtown Aurora.
Paramount’s Broadway Panel Series events are free, but reservations are recommended as space is limited; contact email@example.com or call 630-896-6810.
Paramount’s first panel syncs with the theater’s 2019-20 Broadway Series opener, Disney’s “Newsies.” The program will delve deeper into the history, themes and continued resonance of “Newsies” and its true story of scrappy, turn-of-the-century newsboys hawking a tycoon’s newspaper, while barely making enough to survive.
The panel includes Jim Corti, Paramount Theatre artistic director and director of “Newsies”; Francesca Morgan, a history professor at Northeastern Illinois University and expert on street-corner newsboys in American cities and other forms of child labor; and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author of “Kids on Strike,” a book about the newsboy strike of 1899.
The new Broadway Panel Series is programmed by Andrea Pikscher, education and community engagement coordinator for Paramount Theatre. For more information on Paramount’s education and community programming, including the full slate of performing arts classes for newborns to adults at the new Paramount School of the Arts, visit ParamountSchool.com or call 630-896-6810.