Newsies is coming to Popejoy June 21-26, 2016, and in preparation Popejoy Presents and Theatre Lovers Community offer an exciting and informative show about the Broadway hit. Popejoy tickets are available at www.unmtickets.com, 505-925-5858 or 877-664-8661, or at Albertson's in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe. www.popejoypresents.com.
Terry Daviswill preview the upcoming musical Newsies, providing a deeper context for the show. Newsies is set in 1899 during the newspaper delivery strike that began in New York City and spread to other cities on the East Coast before a resolution was reached two weeks later. The strike by the newsboys sparked an interest in child labor issues and gave rise to, among other figures, Mother Jones, who rallied national interest in the plight of children working long hours in often dangerous jobs for little pay. Davis will discuss the musical itself, it’s social and historical context, briefly cover the career of composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin), and compare Newsies to other musicals that feature historical or social topics.
Terry Davis is Popejoy’s Marketing Manager and has given Theatre Lovers Community insight into many of Popejoy’s Broadway presentations. He is an accomplished director (for Musical Theatre Southwest, Albuquerque Little Theatre, and more) and holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from UNM.
WHEN: A joint offering from Popejoy Presents and Theatre Lovers Community, this special program is on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00 and the program begins promptly at 6:30).
SPACE IS LIMITED.
COST: This program is FREE for TLC members and Popejoy subscribers. Reserve online only at www.abqtheatreguild.org. Provide the names of everyone in your party, phones, and legible e-mail addresses. Please indicate if you are a Popejoy subscriber.
GENERAL PUBLIC: Just $8.00 in advance ($10.00 at the door, if space is available). Pay on line with PayPal or your favorite credit card at www.abqtheatreguild.org.
Be sure to include names of everyone in your party, phones, and legible e-mail addresses. E-mail is necessary for confirmation or Waiting List notice.
WHERE: Popejoy Donor Lounge, UNM campus
PARKING: The Popejoy shuttle will NOT be operating this evening. Paid parking is in the garage (free for handicapped). Otherwise it is first-come-first-served on campus in the pay-to-park locations only. These are clearly marked. Parking in A lot or along Redondo (which requires permits) will result in a ticket before 8pm. A Lot does have some pay to park sites. Never ever park in a Reserved spot even if it’s empty because the fine is $100.
Confirmations and directions will be e-mailed 7-10 days prior to the program to those holding reservations. If you are on the waiting list, you receive immediate notification.
We look forward to seeing you there.