ALT Academy hosts “Newsies” production

The cast of "Newsies," the newest production from the Amarillo Little Theatre's Academy.

In a theatrical atmosphere, period pieces are common, giving the actors the chance to step into the shoes of individuals who would have lived in the past, while giving attendees the chance to travel back in time for a couple of hours. 

But with its upcoming production of “Newsies,” those involved with the Amarillo Little Theatre’s Academy hope individuals can relate the true story of the Newsboy Strike of 1899 to what is occurring with the youth in the world of 2021, more than 120 years later. 

According to a news release, “Newsies” follows Jack Kelly, the leader of a group of teenagers who organize a strike against publishing titans after the price of newspaper distribution is increased. The ALT Academy’s production, which features 33 students and eight adults, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theater’s mainstage, located at 2019 Civic Circle. 

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