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Fri, Feb 10


Spartanburg Youth Theatre

SOLD OUT!!! "Newsies, Jr." at Spartanburg Youth Theatre!

Seize the Day during this special school time rate and performance!

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SOLD OUT!!! "Newsies, Jr." at Spartanburg Youth Theatre!
SOLD OUT!!! "Newsies, Jr." at Spartanburg Youth Theatre!

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Spartanburg Youth Theatre, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC 29302, USA


About the event

Now is the time to seize the day! Based off the smash hit Broadway musical, Disney’s Newsies Jr. is a rousing tale inspired by the true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City. When publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Featuring a Tony-award winning score, and jaw dropping dance sequences, Disney’s Newsies Jr. will be a stunning SYT event you won’t soon forget!​ 

Note:  You only need to pay for student tickets.  Only one FREE teacher is allowed per household. Any additional adults will be considered a chaperone and must pay $13 for their ticket.

Please don't forget to register here, on the website! Note: Registration on the website does not guarantee you a seat at the performance!!!! ONLY paid tickets guarantee your seats!  Please be on time to the event!!!

 ALL SALES ARE 100% FINAL!  NO REFUNDS! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND BEFORE SENDING YOUR PAYMENT!***** A contract was signed by the coordinator of this event.  Your coordinator paid the full deposit required to book this event with their personal finances. If you are unable to attend the event after sending payment, we recommend finding another family to fill your spot and reimburse you directly for your ticket. ONLY 20 teacher tickets and 20 Student Tickets are available.  I will be sure to update everyone when the seats have been filled.


Chapman Cultural Center Theatre

200 E. St. John St.

Spartanburg, SC 29306

Where do I park?

Please park in the St. John Street parking garage next to the Chapman Cultural Center.


We recommend arriving at least 15-20 minutes prior to the performance, which will allow time for you to park,

your party to check in, find your seats, and take a bathroom break.


The show will run approximately 90 minutes, with one 15 minute intermission.


We are not able to hold the show for latecomers. All performances must begin promptly at their designated time.


Before you go to your seats, please make sure to check-in with the coordinator (Wendy McCarty)

in the lobby of the Chapman Cultural Center.


Find the curriculum companion here:

Scroll down to the specific production to find the curriculum companion. The companion

contains activities that are tied-in to the production. All activities are linked to SC College- and Career-Ready Standards. You are encouraged to use this companion and hope that it will help spark great discussion and activity with your students before and after the production. The curriculum companion will be available at this web address approximately two weeks before the performance date.

More Details:

Ages Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Run Time: 75 minutes + 15-minute intermission (90 minutes total).

Language: Use of words and phrases such as “beat it”, “sour pusses”, “lousy”, “stupid”, “kicked our butts”, “skull bustin arm”, “weasel”, “heck”, “stink”, “earthquake”, “war”, “crooked policeman”, “sun of a gun”,“goons”, “sucker”, and “nit wit”

Use of language that suggests violence such as “rough up striking trolley workers”, “gonna make mince meat outta us,” “They’re gonna pound us into smithereens”, and “lots of ways to skin a rat” Words like “papes”, “outta”, “gonna”, “at-cha”, “beatin” are used to support a New York accent and use of New York lingo.

Themes and Situations:  Social injustice. Using your voice to take a stand. Situations of violence or suggested violence: characters make fists at each other, Crutchie hits someone with his crutch. Implications of poverty among the children; it is stated that if they don’t sell their papers they will go hungry. Mentions of strikes, labor abuse, and fires.

Potential Scary Moments:  Crutchie is taken to jail.  Crutchie hits someone with his crutch. Jack gets grabbed forcefully and taken to Pulitzer’s office. Fight scene where several characters get hurt, however there is no blood or death, just scrapes and bruises.

Other Cautions/Advisories:  Insinuated mistreatment of children at the jail. When describing a fight, newsies say “cops will bust our heads! Half them strikers is laid up with broken bones”.

We hope to see you there! :)  

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