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Children’s Community Theatre to perform ‘Newsies’ from Feb. 10 to 12 in DeKalb

The Children’s Community Theatre cast of "Newsie's" rehearsing a scene

DeKALB – Tickets are on sale for Children’s Community Theatre’s February production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies.”

“Newsies,” based on the 1992 movie and inspired by a true story, tells the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage “newsies.”

When Joseph Pulitzer, the titan of publishing, has his distribution manager, Mr. Wiesel, raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly, with the help of Pulitzer’s daughter, Katherine, and Medda Larkin, the local theater performer, rallies newsboys from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.

In the process, they may get the attention of Gov. Theodore Roosevelt.

The Children’s Community Theatre of DeKalb County cast of "Newsie's" rehearsing a scene

The CCT cast includes Jackson Heilemeier as Jack Kelly, Isaac Ortega as Joseph Pulitzer, Daniel Maller as Mr. Wiesel, Hailey Barngrover as Katherine, Kat Bowman as Medda Larkin and Payton Penman as Theodore Roosevelt.

Evan Terry, Gio and Natasha Bianchi, Elijah Botts, Charlotte Wheatley, Brendan and Kiersten Massey, Matthew Brockway, Deacon Haggard, Hannah Barngrover, Cadee Goldstein, Paige Penman, Grace Anderson, Payton DeWitt, Sophia Bode, Isabella Vancil, Brynn Butler, Ezra Ortega, Griffin O’Neil and Camilla Urbanski round out the cast.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. There also will be matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12.

The Children’s Community Theatre of DeKalb County cast of "Newsie's" rehearsing a scene

Tickets cost $15 per adult and $6 per child, and can be bought online at egyptiantheatre.showare.com/Newsies.

Children’s Community Theatre is an Illinois nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts.

For information, email cctdekalb@gmail.com, or visit cctonstage.com or the Children’s Community Theatre of DeKalb County Facebook page.