Newsies | Kent State University


Extra! Extra! It's time to Seize the Day at Porthouse.

July 27 - August 13
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman

Book by Harvey Fierstein

Adapted from the Disney film of the same name, “Newsies” is the exhilarating tale of newsboy Jack Kelly who dreams of a better life far from selling newspapers on the streets of turn-of-the-century New York City. When publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise prices and endanger the newsboys’ livelihoods, Jack and his band of newsies find a cause to fight for. 

NEWSIES Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Performance Dates and Times

Day Date Time Note
Thursday July 27 8:00pm Preview Performance
Friday July 28 8:00pm Opening Night
Saturday July 29 8:00pm  
Sunday  July 30 2:00pm  
Tuesday August 1 8:00pm  
Wednesday August 2 8:00pm  
Thursday August 3 8:00pm  
Friday August 4 8:00pm  
Saturday August 5 8:00pm  
Sunday August 6 2:00pm  
Tuesday August 8 8:00pm  
Wednesday August 9 8:00pm  
Thursday  August 10 8:00pm  
Friday August 11 8:00pm  
Saturday August 12 2:00pm  
Saturday August 12 8:00pm  
Sunday  August 13 2:00pm  



















The following performances are SOLD OUT: August 8th.



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Single Tickets

Single tickets can be purchased beginning on that date by calling the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884, online at the link below, or by visiting the Box Office in person in the lobby of Kent State University's Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

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