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Last Chance To See ‘Newsies’ At Countryside Today!

August 8th, 2021
Last Chance To See 'Newsies' At Countryside Today!

Countryside Community Theatre is offering one more chance to see the energetic and exhilarating Disney’s Newsies! Last performance is TODAY at 2 pm at North Scott High School theater in Eldridge. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at the door, and at ccteldridge.booktix.com! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s 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 newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against... Read More

Countryside’s Critically-Acclaimed ‘Newsies’ Hits The Stage Again This Weekend!

August 6th, 2021
Countryside's Critically-Acclaimed 'Newsies' Hits The Stage Again This Weekend!

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season this weekend with the second weekend of the critically-acclaimed Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s 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 newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the... Read More

REVIEW: Thrilling, Energetic “Newsies” at Countryside Worthy of a Pulitzer in Performance

August 2nd, 2021
REVIEW: Thrilling, Energetic “Newsies” at Countryside Worthy of a Pulitzer in Performance

It’s hard to go wrong with “Disney’s Newsies: The Musical.” But that doesn’t mean at all that it’s easy to get right. The glorious, massive show – given an expert, exhilarating production by Countryside Community Theatre – is a classic “underdog vs. topdog” battle. Scrappy, poor, relentlessly tenacious newspaper carriers (the newsies) go on strike after the cold, conniving, egomaniacal publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer hikes the cost they must pay to sell copies – in a bid to boost his bottom line. In the pre-broadcasting days, circa 1899, newspapers were THE king of communication... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre Drops ‘Newsies’ This Weekend, Offers Workshop For Kids Saturday

July 30th, 2021
Countryside Community Theatre Drops 'Newsies' This Weekend, Offers Workshop For Kids Saturday

Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season with the energetic and exhilarating Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s 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 newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the acclaimed Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little... Read More

Countryside in Eldridge Shows Power of Community, Art in “Newsies!”

July 28th, 2021
Countryside in Eldridge Shows Power of Community, Art in “Newsies!”

There’s big news at the big auditorium at North Scott High School, Eldridge, as a big cast and crew have come together to break out their new production of the big, boisterous musical “Disney’s Newsies.” The Countryside Community Theatre performances – by a predominantly young cast of 33, led by director and choreographer Ashley Becher – will be this weekend and next, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. “Newsies” was done in early 2019 at Circa ’21 and just this past May by Double Threat Studios, and is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader... Read More

Double Threat Studios Debuts ‘Newsies’ This Weekend

May 14th, 2021
Double Threat Studios Debuts 'Newsies' This Weekend

The new Bettendorf-based Double Threat Studios will debut the musical “Newsies” May 14th, 15th, & 16th at Assumption High School, 1020 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. That cast features 30 7th-12th graders performing the full-length production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Tickets are still on sale for each “Newsies” performance and can be purchased at www.doublethreatstudios.com/store/p/newsies-performance-tickets. A limited capacity will be available at Assumption, and $15 tickets are available for 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16.  Read More

Disney’s Newsies Set to Premiere in the Quad Cities!

January 13th, 2019
Disney’s Newsies Set to Premiere in the Quad Cities!

The Disney musical taking the nation by storm is hitting the Circa ’21 stage! Disney’s Newsies hits the stage at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island) in their Quad Cities’ premiere this Wednesday Jan 16 at 5:45 p.m. and will continue production through Saturday Feb 23. Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th Century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph... Read More

Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Annie,’ ‘Newsies’

July 31st, 2018
Circa Holding Auditions For 'Annie,' 'Newsies'

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to announce local auditions for their upcoming productions of ANNIE and NEWSIES on August 11, 18 and 19th.  Those auditioning must be available for all rehearsals and performances as scheduled and must prepare a verse and chorus or 16 bars of a Broadway song. Music from the show is acceptable. They should bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.  Young performers should dress comfortably (please no costumes, wigs or makeup for Annie) and provide a non-returnable photo, as well as a brief résumé.... Read More