Youth Players: Newsies
A message regarding the summer youth production at Exit 7 -
Hello! We hope that all are well and want to give an update on the summer youth production of Newsies at Exit 7.
For the past few months, members of our production team and the Exit 7 Players Board of Directors have been discussing and planning how to proceed with the summer youth production.
While we remain eager to hold auditions and start another year of summer theater, we are also limited in what we can presently do at the theater based on restrictions on public gatherings and theaters during this pandemic.
We are mindful that many activities and opportunities, particularly for youth, have already been cancelled or postponed and are exploring any viable options to continue.
In the days ahead, we will be waiting to see if restrictions ease enough to allow us to proceed with summer youth theater at Exit 7.
We anticipate that any final decisions on our youth production will be made sometime in the first or second full week of May.
If we are able to go forward, auditions would then take place a few weeks after that with rehearsals beginning promptly after auditions. Once any decisions are made, we will provide further information.
Thanks for your patience with us as we try to determine the path ahead.
Sincerely, Drew & Stephanie Gilbert
July 31, August 1-2, 7-9, 2020
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsiesfeatures a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.