Now is the time to seize the day! Put down your papes  and put those plans to head to Santa Fe on hold and make your way to the Keller Auditorium! You aren’t going to want to miss the opportunity to see Newsies live on stage! This Disney movie turned cult-classic is a show full of spunk, fight, courage, and drive (and incredible singing and dancing!)

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NEWSIES is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.

The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman, including a song written specifically for the tour called ‘Letter from the Refuge,’ while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’

The ensemble cast is incredible – full of talent and heart. I was astounded by the way the cast was able to so seamlessly bring both immense athleticism and grace to their roles. Everyone loves the underdog, and you will find yourself cheering for the cause of the newsies – nearly feeling like you’re fighting for justice alongside them.



Morgan Keene (Katherine) and Joey Barreiro (Jack Kelly) shine onstage – bringing authenticity, charm, and incredible vocal talent to their roles. Their chemistry is fresh and flirtatious and full of that Newsies spirit.


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You can still get tickets to the remaining performances!! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Newsies live on stage!

Wednesday, April 20                       7:30pm
Thursday, April 21                           7:30pm
Friday, April 22                                 7:30pm

Saturday, April 23                            2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, April 24                              1:00pm and 6:30pm
For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802 or

Tickets can be purchased:,
Portland Opera Box Office: 503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737
Portland’5 Box Office: 800-273-1530, All TicketsWest locations

*I received complimentary tickets to the show. Opinions my own.