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Big Screen: ‘Newsies’ and Emily Dickenson’s ‘A Quiet Passion’

“Newsies” will be screened at Sedona's Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sunday, May 14, at 4 and 7 p.m.

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“Newsies” will be screened at Sedona's Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sunday, May 14, at 4 and 7 p.m.

‘Newsies’ coming to Sedona

Straight from the Broadway stage, Arts Alliance and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies” to Sedona on Sunday, May 14, at 4 and 7 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. It is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a joyous celebration of song and dance!

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie. They are joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer, Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin, and Ethan Steiner as Les, along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged newsies, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

“Newsies” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, May 14, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Highway. 89A, in West Sedona.

Emily Dickinson’s story on the screen

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“A Quiet Passion” returns to Sedona's Mary D. Fisher Theatre May 12-17.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Sedona encore of “A Quiet Passion” — by acclaimed British Director Terence Davies and starring five-time Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Nixon and Keith Carradine — showing May 12-17 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“A Quiet Passion” recently premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival to rave reviews and top audience ratings. It is making a return to Sedona by popular demand.

Cynthia Nixon personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson in this masterful biographical drama — “A Quiet Passion” — from acclaimed director Terence Davies.