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Spirit of Acadiana: CYT to present Newsies

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 08:31:04-04

In today’s Spirit of Acadiana, Scott Brazda gets the scoop on CYT’s production of Newsies.

Oliver Perry, who plays the role of Les Jacobs, shares more on the upcoming performances.

CYT will bring the hit Broadway musical to the Angelle Hall Auditorium with six performances from May 16 through May 19.

Based on the 1992 film and inspired by true events, Newsies, tells the story of the fight between the newsboys of turn-of-the-century New York City and the titans of publishing. A strike for fair working conditions rallies the newsies to “Seize the Day,” and fight for what’s right.

Oliver has a great message for those who are on the fence about seeing the musical.

“They should go to see Newsies not just because it’s another play that CYT puts on,” says Perry. “It’s about, not the play itself, but the Christianity through CYT. It means a lot to everyone.”

Tickets for the performances are $18.00; $16.00 for children 12 and under, seniors 62 years or older, military and students. The door price is $20.00.

To purchase your tickets, click here.

Performances are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Thursday, May 16th @ 7:00 pm
Friday, May 17th @ 10:00 am (School Day performance)
Friday, May 17th @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 18th @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 18th @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 19th @ 2:00 pm