LHS Newsies

Ten-day run begins March 8 at old LMS

LYNDEN ­— Lynden High School music and theater students will present “Newsies” as their spring musical March 8-17. Performances will be in the old Lynden Middle School auditorium at 516 Main St.

It’s a story set in New York City in 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!”

Led by charismatic Jack and independent young news reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer?

Inspired by the true story of a 1899 strike, “Newsies” is an ebullient, joyful and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice, according to school publicity. 

The show dates are March 8-9 and 15-16 at 7 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are only available at the door starting one hour prior to each show. It’s general seating only.

Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (age 62 and up).

The show is directed by Tina Miller, choreographed by Ashlie Blaske, with costumes by Kim Silva and sets by Bob Miller.

For more information, contact Heather Phillips at 360-223-5663 or email LHSdramapublicity@gmail.com.