Disney’s Newsies

SFArtsED Players make headlines with a
high-energy family musical


Friday, April 21, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 3:00 & 7:00pm
Sunday, April 23, noon followed by closing-day gala

Tickets: $25 general, $20 youth 17 and under
Gala tickets: $100 general, $25 youth 17 and under
Run time: About 2 hours (including intermission)

Read the Newsies digital program.

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. The SFArtsED Players launch their 22nd season with Disney’s Newsies, the Tony Award-winning musical based on the beloved 1992 movie. Audiences and critics alike are calling it “a musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance. Now is the time to seize the day with Newsies, the captivating story, based on true events, of a band of child laborers who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right and staying true to who you are.

SFArtsED Gala Celebration Tickets (April 23)

The April 23 performance includes a gala closing day party. The ticket price includes access to a post-show gala reception and silent auction in the outdoor plaza of the Presidio Theatre. Gala tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for youth (17 and under) and seniors.

The 2022-2023 SFArtsED Players

A hand-picked group of young performers, ages 9-14, collaborates with seasoned and passionate stage directors, choreographers, and vocal coaches:

Olina Amai, Phoenix Anderson, Karina Barance, Zara Bashir, Mingus Blanco-Norberg, Jasmine Boyd, Larkin Burns, Naomi Coffman, Zackery Cornejo, Kiyomi DallasKidd, Amaya Diwan, Belen Diwan, Lila Ellis, Penelope Elliston, Veronica Escamilla Cruz, Anna Forlin, Francesca Gangitano, Max Ginsburg, Tereza Gomez-Henry, Andrea Gonzalez, Lucia Gonzales, Ruby Holland, Savvy Ingle, Ceci Kaan, Maesie Kaan, Helena Kirschner, Margot Latham, Parker Lee, Ro March, Simone Myers, Ian Nguyen, Lily Normanly, Mauressa Perkins, Avani Rajan, Sylvie Reavill, Colette Rush, Marco Salan, Ava Samimi, Alaji Sey, Sophia Shiller, Charlie Steinberg, Annysa Thilges-Mansanala, Juila Torre, Katherine Wilder, Trisha Yee

Creative Team

The production features artistic direction by Emily Keeler, direction by Danny Duncan, and music direction by Stefano Flavoni. The assistant director and choreographer is Erin Gentry. The dance instructor and choreographer is Laura Elaine Ellis and the dance assistant is Jamie Yuen-Shore. Vocal coach and accompaniment by Noah Bossert. Set design by Pete Belkin. Projection design by Stacey Ransom. Costumes by Tiersa Nureyev. Stage Management by Arianna Boostani & Charlotte Baldiviez.

About SFArtsED (The San Francisco Arts Education Project)

The San Francisco Arts Education Project was founded in 1968, and for fifty-plus years has stayed true to its mission: to enrich the lives of children by facilitating hands-on participation in the visual and performing arts—taught by practicing artists.