Herricks High School presented Newsies: The Musical for three sold out shows. (Contributed photos)

Extra! Extra! Herricks Delivers With Newsies Production

Herricks High School students proved they are triple threat material as they acted, danced and sang their hearts out in an exciting and energetic production of Newsies the Musical, which ran to sold-out audiences from March 22-24.

This Disney film turned award-winning Broadway musical loosely recounts the true story of the newsboys’ strike of 1899, when a youth-led campaign successfully changed the way that newspaper empires compensated their child labor force.

On stage, the actors truly captured the spirit of 19th-century NYC ragamuffins in appearance, voice and spirit. From the dramatic ballads to the high-octane dance and fight sequences, the students, dressed in period-perfect outfits, owned the stage, bringing audiences on a fabulous adventure while also sharing a crucial slice of history.

Out of view, but no less integral to the production, the stage crew executed their tasks flawlessly, making the herculean undertaking of staging a two-hour musical of this magnitude appear effortless.

Herricks School District congratulates all the students who took part in this outstanding show and thanks the faculty and staff who dedicated their time, energy and creativity to provide our students with this incredible experience.

—Submitted by Herricks Public Schools

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