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Newsie Stacks and Printing Press

  • 1.  Newsie Stacks and Printing Press

    Posted 6 days ago
    Wondering how some of you created the Newspaper Stacks and built the Printing Press for Newsies.  I am in Colorado and could rent if shipping is possible.

    Melinda Carlson

  • 2.  RE: Newsie Stacks and Printing Press

    Posted 5 days ago

    Hi Melinda,
    Great show choice! Our kids had blast doing that show.
    Our newspaper bundles used in Once and For All was a piece of 2" pink foam wrapped in newsprint and then a print out of the Banner on top. We then tied it up. We made about 30 of these. They were lightweight, but solid.  Our printing press was an old table that we affixed some wheels to and some hand cranks to mimic a press. More of the action was the kids sliding paper into the "machine" and "stacking the papers." Between that and lighting we made the scene work.

    Good Luck with the show!

    James Fry
    Director of Student Life and the Malvern Theatre Society
    Malvern, PA