Actresses ‘seize the day’ in energetic show

play review /// ‘Newsies’

BIG SCOOP—La Reina students stage the musical “Newsies” at the Thousand Oaks school. CARY GINELL/Acorn Newspapers

There is something refreshingly brazen about a Catholic college prep school for young women putting on a production of the male-dominated musical “Newsies,” so when it was announced that La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks was doing just that, we had to check it out.

“Newsies” relates the true story of the New York newsboys strike of 1899, when an army of youngsters went up a...

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