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, Newsies features 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.

PCA Players performance of NEWSIES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com 


Middle & Upper School Visual Arts Preview

Families will have the special opportunity to preview our Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Show, scheduled for May 22nd, every day of the performance. This sneak peek will take place in the gym lobby and main gym before and after the show, as well as during intermission.

Portsmouth Christian Academy

At PCA, you will find a God-centered theatre program where students explore concepts through a Christian worldview. They pray together and seek to glorify God through both time and talent. Skills developed are life skills: teamwork, memorization, public speaking, analyzing literature, and learning technical skills. Students grow in perseverance, discipline, and self-esteem as they learn how to act, design, and run all aspects of a production. Students work in community with other students and family members, resulting in productions they are proud of, and that bless the wider community. For musicals, PCA musicians are often involved in the pit orchestra as well as on stage.

PCA typically hosts two productions each year: a fall show with actors in grades 4-12, and a spring musical for students in grades 6-12. PCA's Upper School Students also compete with a one-act play at the NHETG Festival each year. Recent shows include Little Women, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, Secret Garden, Cinderella, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, and Honk Jr.

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