WESTFORD ACADEMY: School for Performing Arts to Present Disney’s ‘NEWSIES’

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Disney’s NEWSIES is the Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical inspired by the Newsboys Strike of 1899. It is a bold musical portraying the uprising and protesting of young people, historic and current alike, who are fighting to keep freedom of the press and fair working conditions for all. The Summer School for the Performing Art’s female-filled cast, jumps off their season with an important message.

NEWSIES stage production captures audiences with its music, choreography, grit and heart. Performances are being held at Westford Academy’s Performing Arts Center Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. and Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Students at SSPA range in age from 8-17 and of those, 25 performers will appear in Disney’s NEWSIES musical. Performances, held at Westford Academy at 30 Patten Road in Westford, are open to the public and appropriate for all audiences. Adult Tickets are $10 each. Children under 15 are FREE and all tickets may be purchased at the door. https://www.sspawestford.org/

At SSPA, artists of all ages are empowered by the immediacy and power of communicating with a live audience. Every student experiences a culminating live performance project regardless of the number of weeks enrolled. The mission at the Summer School for the Performing Arts is to teach and exercise positive effective expression of self through the living arts: musical theater, technical theater and dramatic acting. Through active participation and healthy risk taking, students are encouraged to find their own voice and wield its power.

The staff at SSPA are professional educators, theater actors and technicians as well as past students who come back to the Summer School for the Performing Arts.

Students at SSPA range in age from 8-17 and of those, 25 performers will appear in Disney’s NEWSIES. Performances, held at Westford Academy at 30 Patten Road in Westford are open to the public and appropriate for all audiences. Adult tickets are $10 each. Children under 15 are FREE and all tickets may be purchased at the door. https://www.sspawestford.org/

The staff at SSPA are professional educators, theater actors and technicians as well as past students who return to the Summer School for the Performing Arts.