The California School of the Arts — San Gabriel Valley will present the musical “Newsies” this weekend at Glendale Community College.
The show centers around the newsboy strike in 1899 in New York City and features a cast of about 40 students.
“Newsies” is well known for its numerous dance numbers.
“I always encourage our students to develop their skills in dancing, singing and acting, knowing how difficult it is to do all three at once,” said Alison Dambach, the school’s chair of dance and choreographer of the production.
“It takes a lot of breath support and stamina to get through a typical musical, and in ‘Newsies,’ there’s no holding back on the dancing. The cast dances through scenes, through transitions, on top of tables … you name it, they do it,” she added.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday