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Disney’s Newsies Jr. comes to Peekskill Friday and Saturday only


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Peekskill Middle School Drama Company is presenting Disney’s Newsies Jr. and the Peekskill Herald is gonna shout it!  

On Friday February 9th at 7:00 pm and twice on Saturday, February 10th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Peekskill Middle School, the PKMS Drama Company will roll back the curtain and put on the spectacular 13 number musical Newsies Jr.

Disney’s Newsies JR. is a shortened version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Newsies Jr. is inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right. 

Buy a ticket online, find a nice seat in the auditorium, and enjoy one of the finest shows that the Peekskill Middle School Drama Company has ever presented. Watch as Aidan Diedrich transforms into the role of Jack, Odette Flores becomes Katherine, and Alex Velasco portrays the role of Davey. The play would not be possible without the amazing cast, behind the scenes crew, the teachers and staff, the school district and the parents. For more information on the cast and crew visit the Peekskill Middle School Drama Company’s Show Program online.

Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at Go see Newsies Jr., enjoy the show for an hour, and help these young Peekskill students become megastars in Peekskill.  


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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]