Newsies

Presented by Arnold High School Theatre

Performances have been postponed

due to Hurricane Michael Recovery

New performance dates coming soon!

Arnold High School theatre will perform Disney’s Newsies The Broadway Musical.  Performances will be in the Helen Blackburn Arnold Auditorium on the campus of Arnold High School, 550 Alf Coleman Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407. Performances are general admission with a recommended $5 donation at the door. Bring the whole family!

The story of Newsies couldn’t be more poignant in today’s world as it follows the uprising of young people fighting for a better future not only for themselves but for all children. Newsies the musical is based on the 1992 Disney film by the same name. The show follows the story of the New York City newsboys’ strike of 1899 where the plight of poor, young children working at the mercy of the wealthy turn of the century newspaper industry culminated in a strike that nearly shut down the city’s newspapers for two weeks and sparked the initiation of child labor laws as we know them today. At the heart of the story is a young leader looking to find himself, a young lady destined to break barriers, and a band of brothers set on doing what’s right.

Newsies is full of high energy dancing and singing combined with a timely, hearthwarming story, and the Arnold Theatre production even includes a live student orchestra and performing arts talent from over five Bay District schools. High school students from Arnold, Bay, Mosley, and homeschool as well as middle school students from Surfside and Breakfast Point are all a part of the cast and crew of this show with even more area students involved in the live orchestra led by Arnold’s band program. The goal was to offer the opportunity to be involved in this, the first panhandle performance of Newsies, to as many students as possible and Arnold theatre is pleased to be hosting talent from throughout the community.

You won’t want to miss this show!

The running time of Newsies is approximately two and a half hours and the show is appropriate for all ages, though very young audience members may be challenged by the length. 

For more information or press contact:

Kathleen McNulty Mann

Arnold High School Theatre Director

mcnulkl@bay.k12.fl.us

(850) 767-3700

or Jason Blanks

Arnold High School Theatre Director

blankje@bay.k12.fl.us