New York, 1899 — In New York, the streets are full of thousands of homeless and orphaned children selling newspapers to make some money. Often from poor immigrant families, these news boys and girls are essential to newspaper distribution, and the stories inked on the pages of these papers are their livelihood—the bigger the story, the more papers they sell. It is a daily struggle, but you won’t hear a newsie complain . . . until newspaper titan Joseph Pulitzer decides to raise the price of the New York World newspaper the newsies purchase by ten cents.

The newsies can barely afford to purchase their papers as it is. They buy their papers at 50 cents per hundred and then sell each paper for one cent, taking home 50 cents profit. But the thought of losin that additional 10 cents leaves the newsies with no other choice but to organize a protest.

Led by the charismatic Jack “Cowboy” Kelly, the protesters are confronted by police and strikebreakers and in the chaos some of the newsies are beaten up and hauled off to jail. This initial strike might have been shut down, but it is only the beginning.

Performances are scheduled at 7pm on the following days. 

Ticket sales open to the general public at 10am on February 22.

Fiddler on the Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Thank you to our Academy Theatre Sponsor!

Providence Bank & Trust

Parking Information

Our campus has a one-way traffic pattern during this season of construction: all traffic must enter campus only from Hawthorne and all traffic must exit only onto Prince Crossing. Click the links below for detailed navigation information.

Fine Arts Center / North Lot Parking Information

Guest Guidelines

Tickets for Newsies is reserved seating (not general admission).

Special ADA seating requirements or considerations may be emailed to for personal attention.

All tickets should be purchased online through the Eventbrite platform. We will be scanning QR codes at the door. Plan to pull up the information on your phone or print your tickets out in advance.

Guests will not be seated until 30 minutes ahead of the showtime.

There will be a brief intermission between acts.

Children aged three years old and under do not require a ticket if they will be seated on the lap of an adult. If they require a seat, a ticket should be purchased for them.

Any specific ticket questions may be emailed to

Thank you for your partnership with Wheaton Academy! We look forward to a wonderful, safe production.