Extra! Extra! ‘Newsies’ delivers in Simi Valley

play review /// ‘Newsies’

BIG SCOOP—The “Newsies” dance ensemble kicks up its heels in the musical running through April 14 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Courtesy of Jan Glasband

The concept of a band of rabble rousing street urchins dancing up a storm is nothing new to Broadway. It worked in “Oliver!” “Annie” and “Matilda,” so when Disney Theatrical Productions decided to launch a stage musical based on the 1992 live-action film “Newsies,” anticipation was high. The show’s resulting box-office success in 2...

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