Before convenience stores were scattered around communities, there were “newsies” – young boys who sold single copies of newspapers.

Local students and adults have learned more about their experience while preparing for Richmond Civic Theatre’s presentation of Disney’s “Newsies.”

The musical opens Friday and ends May 15.

Lincoln High School senior Jarrin Ervin plays Jack Kelly, described as a charismatic newsboy who leads a band of teenage newsies in turn-of-the-century New York City.

Read more of this story and see a full cast and crew list in the May 4 print edition of Western Wayne News


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