Newsies: The Broadway Musical
CSD Theaters 2024
(Performances Feb 22 – Mar 10, 2024)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF NEWSIES!
CLICK HERE FOR Newsies Cast List
The mandatory parent & participant meeting for the cast
(after the show is cast, before rehearsals start) is
Monday, Nov 20th at 5:30 in the theater.
The first rehearsal will be November 27th at 4pm.
About the show:
Newsies tells the story of the newsie strike of 1899, where the children and teen ‘newsies’ took on the established newspaper companies to demand fair wages and working conditions. Filled with memorable songs and dances, this show brings many social inequities to light. The three main issues that the Newsies strike of 1899 was able to pinpoint were child labor, class, and power, and the power of the press. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment led by old white men. Despite being set during the late 1800s, Newsies manages to remain as important as ever for audiences as it puts in the spotlight those who stand up for themselves while not letting big business owners kick them around. especially since industrial action has become part of our regular lives; the coming-of-age tale has a universal appeal for people of all ages.
Theater Diversity Advisory Committee (TDAC)
An important part of the Corvallis School District’s equity work is the formation of the Theater Diversity Advisory Committee (TDAC) charged with monitoring and advising the CSD Theaters program. TDAC was first formed in May 2021 and has been meeting throughout the 2021-22 school year. View The TDAC Guidelines
The mission of CSD’s Theater Diversity Advisory Committee (TDAC) is to support equity and inclusion in our theater program. Members of the committee are recruited from district staff, student representatives, community members, and alumni coming from underrepresented backgrounds and/or experience in anti-racist work to advise the theater department’s play selection, casting, and diversity and equity efforts. Participants do not need to be involved in theater to be on TDAC. TDAC will meet at least three times during the year.
The committee will actively monitor and provide input on
- Annual play selection and casting
- Reviewing diversity and equity improvements
- Actively communicate key information related to the CSD Theaters program to engage student and community stakeholders.
CSDT News: last update June 2023
June 7th: CSDTheaters announces 2023-24 Season!
NEWSIES Feb 2024 &
CV & CHS Drama Departments have additional
student shows planned for the 2023-24 school year but the dates are TBD
*We will continue to work with the CSD Administration and the Oregon Health Authority to comply with all Covid safety guidelines.