**** Recommended **** The Paramount Theatre production of “Newsies” is nothing short of spectacular and it’s based on a true story. In 1899, a ragtag bunch of orphans and runaways forced Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst to fairly compensate their newsboys. “Newsies” has terrific choreography, athletic, high energy and exciting! You’ll want to put “Newsies” on your must-see list. “Newsies” gets 4 Spotlights.
“Newsies” runs through October 20th at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. Valet parking is available, $10-$20. Park for a small fee in the municipal garage, at the corner of Stolp Ave. & Downer Pl. Free street parking is also available.
Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 and 7:00 pm; Thursdays at 7:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00 and 5:30 pm. ASL performance: Friday, October 18th at 8:00 pm; for $30 tickets, use code ASLPARAMOUNT. Regular tickets range from $36-$74. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.
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