Australian Premiere!

Masquerade Youth Productions 
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Book by Harvey Fierste      Music by Alan Menken        Lyrics by Jack Feldman

Based on the Disney Film

Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations.

Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. 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.

Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

This specially created Broadway Junior version is perfect for a cast 10-17 years to entertain children and families.


Sunday 15th May , 2022

Drum Theatre, Dandenong

Creative Team
Artistic Director - Carmen Powell
Director - Rochelle Glenwright
Musical Director - Emily Keagan
Choreographer - Suzie Ryrie

Assistant - Catherine McGregor
Costume Design - Megan Glenwright
Cast & Team Manager - Julie Anderson
Lighting Design - Jason Bovaird

Operations Team
Production Administration Executive - Rachael Rooney
Executive Assistant – Sylvia Elliott


This is a non-professional production and provides performance opportunities for talented young

performers ages 10-17 years

to entertain the South Eastern suburbs with quality productions for all ages.

Produced by Masquerade Youth Productions Inc.

a not for profit organisation to produce youth theatre experiences.