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HMS Drama Club to perform fall musical 'Newsies Jr.'

HMS Drama Club to perform fall musical 'Newsies Jr.'
Zachary D'Amico

The Hampton Middle School Drama Club will present its fall musical, “Newsies Jr.,” on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All shows are at the HMS auditorium, 4589 School Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101.

Plenty of tickets are available at the door for $10.

"Newsies Jr. is a great, high-energy show," said Director Mr. Greg Shumaker. "Audiences will love dancing and the powerful story told by Hampton Middle School."

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly (Jordan Schafer, grade 7), a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber (Rosha Kazemi, grade 8), all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”

About 100 students in grades 6-8 comprise the cast, crew, and orchestra pit.