Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Jack Feldman
Book by: Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by: Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
June 2 - June 26, 2022
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day!
It's time to carry the banner for Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the-last-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When the titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now-classic songs Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and Santa Fe, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message -- perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Staff and Cast
Director: MARISSA LEENAARTS
Musical Director: RON HAZELETT
Jack Kelly BRIAN HIRSCH
Crutchie BILLY CUMMINS
Davey Jacobs SAWYER SWICK
Les Jacobs AVA INGLETT
Katherine Plummer RACHAEL ARMBRUSTER
Joseph Pulitzer TODD COOPER
Wiesel/Seitz DANE BURKHARDT
Mr. Jacobi/Mayor JASEN J. SMITH
Snyder/Pulitzer Understudy ADAM YOUNG
Medda Larkin JOCELYN GRANT
Spot Conlon/Newsie CHASE OBERHAUS
Stage Manager RON HAZELETT
Hannah GRACE BAILEY
Bunsen MAX WINER
Nunzio/Guard/Roosevelt SEAN VOLLMAN
Morris Delancey NICHOLAS HASSAN
Oscar Delancey GRAYSON GRIFFITH
Henry MYLES FORTNER
Race STANLEY NIEKAMP
Albert/Bill JACKSON BIRD
Specs/ Darcy EMILY WEISS
Finch ROBBIE RUSH
Elmer BRYCE GOODIN
Romeo/Dance Captain OZZIE CASINO
Buttons WITTMAN SULLIVAN
Splasher ADAM FISHER
Tommy Boy MAGGIE VOLLMAN
Jo Jo TONG XU
Mike BEN GONZALEZ
Ike / Bowery Beauty KAYLEE VAUGHT
Scab/ Newsie MICHAEL YOUNKIN
Scab /Newsie EMILY SULLIVAN
Scab/Newsie MIA RENARD
Newsie AVA LEE
Newsie MATTHEW ALLPORT
Newsie COOPER McCUTCHEON
Goon/Newsie VAN WORNKEY
Goon/ Newsie MAX WERNER
Nun/BoweryBeauty/Newsie McKENNA HASSEL
Nun/ Bowery Beauty/Katherine Understudy JULIA MULLIN
Nun/Woman/Photographer PAM GROOM
Nun/Newsie FIONA COUGHLIN
Newsie/Bowery Beauty SAMANTHA BALAJ
Ensemble MAKENNA BIRD
Health and Safety Guidelines
Weathervane Playhouse will continue to regularly evaluate our health and safety policies and will make adjustments as necessary based on community health data and the guidance of our local public-health officials. As of March 17, 2022:
Ticketholders will no longer be asked to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, our audience members are free to choose whether to wear a face mask inside our facility. Guests exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last 10 days must stay home.
Masks are no longer required for students. Students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last 10 days must stay home.
ALL Weathervane Playhouse volunteers will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
If you have a specific question or issue concerning your tickets in regard to these measures, please contact Keith Campbell at 330-836-2626 (or e-mail him) to discuss flexible options for your tickets.
This production has no content advisories.
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