November 22, 23, 24
The Trinity High School Fine and Performing Arts Department is proud to present Disney’s NEWSIES by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. The performances will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 22-24, 2019 in the Trinity High School auditorium.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “Newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the Newsies expense, Jack rallies young Newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right! The musical is based on the historical Newsies strike in 1899.
Why would an all-girls school do a production of Newsies, which features a mainly male cast? Trinity Director Pat Henderson felt the messages in the story matches Trinity’s mission of empowerment. Trinity’s production has been adapted to feature girl Newsies (the original production does not incorporate girl Newsies) and includes the publisher’s daughter who supports the Newsies in their efforts for fair pay. The message is not about winning or losing, but about compromise. It takes people (both the female and male Newsies) to work together for change to happen.
Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring many now classic songs including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.”
In addition to the 70+ Trinity students taking part in the production, Trinity’s cast will feature 29 youth performers from area grade schools to enhance our production and represent the many young Newsies who led the strike in 1899.
For our production, tickets are $10.00 for Adults/Seniors and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Please visit www.trinityhs.org/tickets/ for more information.
Midsummer Night’s Dream
March 9th, 10th, 11th
The Trinity High School Performing Arts Department is proud to present their Spring Play adapting a Shakespeare classic to center on women. This version of A Midsummer Night’s Dreamhas been adapted to present a more empowered female version of the story. In this adaptation, Titania and Oberon are sibling fairy sisters who meddle in the lives of mortals as they playfully spar with one another. Additional explanation of scenes and movements have been added to guide the audience through the production while maintaining the original language of Shakespeare. Stay tuned for a rousing ending with a twist!
Performances will be held in the Trinity High School Auditorium, located at 7574 W. Division.
March 9th – 7pm*
March 10th – 7pm
March 11th – 2pm
*On Friday, March 9th, the Trinity High School Booster Club will host “Dinner and Show” from 5:00pm – 6:30pm featuring meatless pasta. The cost is $12 for Adults/Seniors, and $10 for students. Seating is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets early! For our production, tickets are $10.00 for Adults/Seniors and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Please visit www.trinityhs.org/tickets/ for more information.