Experience the inspiring, mostly true story of New York City’s turn-of-the-century “newsies,” the kid newspaper hawkers who stood up to two of history’s biggest titans of publishing — William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer — when their meager wages were at stake. The Tony Award-winning, Disney-ified version of their story, complete with infectious tunes, is taking to the stage of the Bing for a run of performances by members of Christian Youth Theater’s Spokane studio. The musical is based on a 1992 live action movie (which starred young Christian Bale and was actually a box office flop) of the same name, with a beloved score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. The show makes for an uplifting, family-friendly theater experience.
May 24-25 and May 31-June 1 at 7 pm; May 25 and June 1-2 at 3 pm • $13-$16 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • cytspokane.org • 227-7638
— Chey Scott