“Newsies” will be performed at the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at Brownwood High School.
Performance times are:
• Thursday, Nov. 8 — 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 10 — 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Nov. 11 — 2:30 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 12 — 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at bhs-lion-varsity-players.ticketleap.com
Tickets cost $7 for general admission and $5 for students.
A press packet provided by the theatre department explains that “Newsies” tells the story of a rag-tag team of boys at the turn of the 20th century selling newspapers n the streets of New York City
When Joseph Pulitzer, the owner of the World Newspaper Company, ups his prices of papers, the newsboys of lower Manhattan form a union and strike against the strongest and wealthiest in New York City.
The boys defy the odds and after losing members of the union to a children’s prison, the leader disappearing for days, getting beat ruthlessly and enduring other trials, the newsboys come out on top with a strong compromise with the owners of the paper companies.
Booster Club chili dinner
The LVP Theatre Booster Club will have a homemade chili dinner, served with toppings, salad, dessert, tea and lemonade, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Brownwood High School Student Center.
The dinner will be between the matinee and evening performances of “Newsies.”
Cost is $8 per person, with free macaroni and cheese for children under 10 (limit two children per paying adult).