Manitou Sr. High Musical

Presented by Candlewick’s Regional Highschool Xplor Drama

Manitou Opera House

  • Friday, March 15, 7 PM
  • Saturday, March 16, 7 PM
  • Sunday, March 17, 3 PM

Doors Open 30 minutes prior to performance

Returning to the stage this spring is the Manitou and regional highschool musical. Produced by Candlewick, the production is in full swing as the Manitou Opera is being transformed for yet another fantastic spring operetta: Disney’s Newsies. The student crews are busy working on sets, costumes, props, and actors are busy with music, choreography, and acting.

The musical is based on several historical events during the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York. The paper decided to increase the price per paper that the delivery boys had to buy in an attempt to make money for the company after the war. However the price for paper went from 50 to 60 cents per 100 papers and was not lowered again after the war, causing a revolt. The “Newsies” or newsboys/delivery boys felt it was harder to sell the paper and the additional cost making harder to buy the paper per 100.

In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack Kelly befriends two newcomers to the trade, brothers David and Les Jacobs. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton, a journalist who’s sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys’ battle grips the city.

With an enthusiastic crew of singers, actors, and dancers, we are anticipating yet another wonderful musical the whole family will enjoy.

Ticket Information

  • Adults: $12 Advance / $15 Day-of-Performance Ticket
  • Youth (17 & under): $8 Advance / $10 Day-of-Performance Ticket
  • Advance Ticket prices are until the day before the selected date of performance
  • Tickets will be made available for sale on Monday, February 19.

Tickets are available:

  • Online: (select and pay for your tickets online)
  • Phone: 204-822-7469 (to make arrangements over the phone)
  • At the Door: (cash, debit, MC accepted)
  • Please note that on the date of performance, online ticket availability is active only until 2 hrs prior to the show to allow for the Box Office to prepare for the evening.
  • If not “Sold Out,” Tickets will be available at the door on the date of performance.
  • “Sold out performances” will be advertised as such online

Candlewick wishes to thank our sponsors: Access Credit Union, Comte Industries, Eagleye Printing and Design, GTP Accountants, MMJS Law Office, Vern’s Carpets


is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized materials are also supplied by MTI.