Jul 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365



General Admission

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Disney’s Newsies Jr.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

JR. Script Adaptation by David Simpatico
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Directed by Anna Zimmerman
Presented by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Summer Theatre Camp

Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations. Based on the 1992 film, and inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. When powerful newspaper 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.

Disney’s Newsies JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. (

About Anna Zimmerman: Anna has loved theater her whole life. She performed in many plays while she was in school and proceeded to major in theater at Portland State University. She also loves teaching, so she got her masters in education while still performing around the Portland area and working in children’s theater camps in the summer. Now, after moving to the coast, she has performed in multiple productions at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), including The Addams Family, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Othello, all while teaching at Toledo Elementary School. Now she is thrilled to combine her two loves, teaching and theater, by directing one of this year’s summer theater camp productions.


Newport Performing Arts Center

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