The Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre Company (KYMTC) is getting ready for its 25th production. Newsies The Musical opens March 30 at the Urbandale Arts Centre.

Artistic Director Barb Lacelle says Newsies is based on a true story about the Newsboys Strike of 1899. She says it’s about discrimination, equality and standing up for yourself.

The cast includes 36 local youth, ranging in age from 11 to 19. Shows run until April 14.

Lacelle says it’s a great thing to do as a family, couple or just to get out there and support community youth. She says the kids feel proud, after seeing something from start to finish and how it all came together.

Tickets are $18 each and available at Scotiabank or online by clicking here. Proceeds go towards future KYMTC productions.