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gjhp's next big musical is...


Stop the presses! In Spring 2025 GJHP will present the hit musical NEWSIES!

The GJHP Musical is a no-cut show open to Glencoe 6th-8th graders for both the Cast and Crew. This is one of the largest productions in the area, with a professional creative team providing an experience like those at New Trier High School, including exciting dances, awesome harmonies, great costumes and live band. Misner will be transformed with a huge set, lights and sound. See below for additional information. Registration opens in Fall 2024! 

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Info Meeting: November 2024
Workshop & Auditions: December 2024
Rehearsals: January - April 2025

Mon, Wed, Thurs, 3:30-5:45 (Conflicts Allowed)

4 Performances: April 24-27, 2025

Open to 6th- 8th Graders Only!

Fee: TBA | Scholarships Available

Don't miss your chance to make headlines when GJHP presents the hit musical NEWSIES, live in Misner Auditorium at Central School, for four performances, April 24-27, 2025. (Subject to licensing). This production is appropriate for all audiences. 

This no-cut production of NEWSIES will be open to all Glencoe 6th-8th graders. Everyone who auditions will be cast in the show! Samara Harand (Rock of Ages: Teen Edition, Legally Blonde, Footloose, High School Musical) returns to direct and choreograph, joined by a professional team of directors and designers.

An Informational Meeting will be held in November 2024, followed by a Workshop, Auditions & Callbacks in December 2024 (before Winter Break). Rehearsals for the cast will begin in January 2025 on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:45pm. Some conflicts are allowed! If you are a dancer or gymnast with limited availability, we can find a place for you in this show!

Please contact Samara Harand with questions!


They delivered the papers until they made the headlines!

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys' Strike of 1899 in New York City, NEWSIES tells the rousing story of the newsboys (and newsgirls!) who stand up against powerful publishers to demand fair treatment. The charismatic but rebellious Jack Kelly rallies young people from across the city to strike against unfair working conditions and demand change "Once and For All."


Filled with catchy songs and exciting dances, NEWSIES explores themes of friendship, solidarity and the power of the press, in a relatable tale of the underdog standing up for what is right.

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Want to see more? A professionally filmed production of NEWSIES - featuring some of the original Broadway cast - is now streaming on Disney+ (and is also available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime and YouTube). Also check out the original 1992 movie starring Christian Bale!

Stay tuned for additional details and to register for the Cast and Crew. Sign up for our Performing Arts 24-25 email list to get the information first!

Contact Samara Harand with any questions!

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Based on the 1992 motion picture starring Christian Bale, NEWSIES features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” NEWSIES is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and all audiences.


NEWSIES features a huge cast with a lot of featured roles for actors, singers, dancers, tappers, tumblers and new performers! All Glencoe 6th-8th graders are encouraged to audition! Don't miss your chance to make headlines in the biggest show of the year!

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