Newsies is a classic favorite from the early 1990s. I have to personally give the movie credit for exposing my stubborn little self to musicals… and liking it (**gasp!!**). The story is about a group of boys in New York City who worked as “newsies” selling papers on the streets at the turn of the 19th Century. Big newspaper moguls lowered sales prices for papers, angering the hard-working newsies who were negatively impacted by the lowered wages. Newsies is a great movie to teach your family about hard work, life in early 1900s America, and taking a stand against those with more money and power. A great underdog story, with fun music and choreography, Newsies will be an instant hit with your family! And you never know who you might spy singing and dancing along with the Newsie boys… Holy Christian Bale, Batman!
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