Rosetown Playhouse Presents: Newsies!
Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality. New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand.
Dates and times of Performances:
July 5 at 7:00pm
July 6 at 7:00pm
July 7 at 1:00pm
July 11 at 7:00pm
July 12 at 7:00pm
July 13 at 7:00pm
July 14 at 1:00pm
All shows, except the July 7 th and 14 th performances, will have a doors time of 6:15 PM and a
show time of 7:00 PM. The July 7 th and 14 th performances will have a doors time of
11:00 AM and a show time of 1:00 PM.
All performances will last 135 min in length
Rosetown Playhouse Community Theatre
Our mission is to strengthen community through inclusive, playful theater experiences.
In 1999, a group of local theatre enthusiasts saw the need to revitalize community theatre in our area and give it a new “twist.” We acquired the physical assets of Patchwork Theatre, a long-standing community theatre serving the north suburban area with a 25-year reputation for quality productions. Our mission and new name was developed to reflect our commitment to residents in Roseville, including the surrounding area, and to fun and playful theatre.Building community is our goal. Theatre is a wonderful way to make friends, whether you are 8 or 80 years old! We strive to be familiar, friendly and accessible to our local residents, whether they want to sell tickets, paint sets, sing and dance on the stage, run a spotlight or sit in the audience and enjoy the show! All talents and skill levels are welcome, needed, appreciated and valued.
We produce two shows each year with professional directors and staff and casts of various ages. In choosing the plays we produce, we are looking for family entertainment, opportunities for larger casts, and we are willing to try lesser known and original works in addition to the traditional community theatre repertoire. Our funding comes from friendships, gifts, grants and ticket revenue. We appreciate the support and sponsorship of the Roseville Parks and Recreation department and the Roseville Area Schools.
Rosetown Playhouse understands the power of the theatre arts and culture in building community among our participants and providing a means for learning and creative expression. We have much to offer, come check us out!!