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Runs from Thursday July 28 2022 to Sunday July 31 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes


Tickets -
Adult $20 Student $15

For the past 34 years during the month of July the Capitol Theatre turns into a musical theatre school! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newspaper deliverer and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the deliverers’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Length of show approx. 2 hours with intermission.

Directed by Heather Shippit, Musical Direction by Malaika Horswill, and Choreography by Carly Brandel with Assistant Director, Jessie Greenway and Assistant Musical Director, Sapphire Guthrie

Thank you to our sponsors the Nelson and District Credit Union, the Rotary Club, Canadian Heritage, the Province of BC, the City of Nelson and Hall Printing, who continue to support this invaluable community program. If you would like to come on board and sponsor this year’s Summer Youth Education and Mentorship program or advertise in the printed program, please contact or phone 250-352-6363.

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