ACTS presents the Broadway hit musical ‘Newsies’
ACTS productions helps to fundraise money for theatre students to study theatre abroad.
Advocates for creative theatre students also known as “ACTS” is a parent group that supports students in the arts with a focus on mentoring.
People of all ages participate in ACTS productions, working together to support high school theatre students. They will be performing “Newsies” this week.
The ACTS help to fundraise for trips where students can learn more about theater in other countries.
Holly Perli, President of ACTS, says, “I have a daughter who is a junior and she has benefited from the ACTS organization with the board before me, so I thought it was important to serve now that she’s a junior … I think it’s important for these kids, because we talk a lot about theater as an art form being inclusive and generous and wide ranging and it takes talents of all sorts of people.”
Over 100 local area high, middle and elementary students join professional actors, designers, dancers, singers and directors in this unique performance experience. This production is funded entirely by Central High Theatre’s parent and community support organization, ACTS, and is intended as a fundraiser.
Sarah Carsrud, who play “Katherine Plumber” says, “3 words to describe newsies: energetic, powerful and inspiring for all generations. I truly believe that the story could hit home for someone as young as 5 to the age of 95; it just tells a story – it’s powerful.”
Austin Fischer, who plays “Jack Kelly”, says, “I would encourage someone to come. Come see the musical because it is so much fun. It is Disney, so it’s big and it’s exciting. And it’s got a happy ending, the drama, it’s got the big numbers, and it’s just got a lot of fun in it.”
The group is planning a trip to Europe in 2020, so your ticket purchase will help them fundraise for that trip.
Tickets are on sale now at the Central High Theatre Box Office located in the theatre’s north lobby during rehearsal times. Tickets can also be purchased one hour prior to performances on January 10, 11 & 12, 2019. Curtain time is 7:30PM. All seats are reserved and are $25 each or $30 day of show.
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