DERRY — Kids Coop Theatre is kicking off its 22nd season with performances of the Broadway hit "Newsies."

Performances are Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the historic Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, "Newsies" is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right.

Featuring songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” "Newsies" is perfect for the entire family.

Kids Coop Theatre’s production is directed by Meg Gore, with music direction by Kevin Fisher and choreography by Mari Frederique-Streitburger.

The 47-member cast features children ages 8 to 18 from Derry, Londonderry, Hampstead, Atkinson, Auburn, Chester, Deerfield, Hookset, Manchester, Pelham, and Sandown, as well as Pepperell, Mass.

All tickets are $15 and are available at kids-coop-theatre.org. Discounted group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more for the Saturday matinee only and includes a meet and greet with the cast and crew.

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