When: Aug. 7-13, 8:15 p.m. 2017
The Muny closes its landmark 99th season of musical theatre with its first-ever production of Disney's Newsies. It's a story about the newsboys who sell the daily papers on the streets of late nineteenth century New York. When Joseph Pulitzer, the publisher of the New York World, decides to raise the price the newsboys pay for their papers and cut into their earnings, the scrappy newsies decide to fight back the only way they can: They'll unionize and go on strike. Can a handful of determined workers actually fight back against the oppression of the greedy corporate executives and win? They can if they sing and dance hard enough. Newsies is performed at 8:15 p.m. Monday through Sunday (August 7 to 13) at the Muny in Forest Park (www.muny.org). Tickets are $15 to $95.