Spring Theatre will present Disney’s Newsies: The Musical July 20-22 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $15, including taxes and fees. For ticket information, please visit www.springtheatre.org or call the Hanesbrands box office at (336) 747-1414.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the captivating story of Jack Kelly, a spirited newsboy, and his band of teenaged “newsies”. When newspaper magnates raise distribution prices on papers at the newsies’ expense, Jack puts his own dreams of escaping the city on hold in order to lead a strike against the unfair conditions. Based on the 1992 Disney film by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, and inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
“Newsies has always been one of my favorite productions, and it’s filled with amazing high-energy singers, actors AND dancers,” commented Spring Theatre’s artistic director, Erinn Diaz. “This is definitely a show that families of all generations can truly enjoy together.”
Disney’s Newsies: The Musical will be directed and choreographed by Erinn Diaz and Dan Beckmann, with music direction by David Lane. Mark Flora will serve as scenic/projection designer, and Elizabeth Kornstadt will design lighting. Kay Partridge will design costumes. Katie Ballard will assist with choreography and serve as dance captain. Sophie Severs will stage manage, assisted by Bella Hart-Peck. The cast is as follows:
Sarah Ali – Hannah/Newsboy/Nun
Katie Ballard* – Romeo/Bowery Beauty
Jessi Kate Bartlett – Ike/Scab/Fred/Brooklyn Newsies
Morgan Bell – Tommy Boy/Brooklyn Newsies/Scab/Nun
Parker Bond* – Jack Kelly
Jessica Branch – Splasher
Travon Carter* – Oscar Delancy/Newsboy
Emi Curia* – Medda Larkin/Newsboy
Lilly Egan* – Albert
Blaine Freeman – Crutchie
Catherine Googe – Elmer
Joe Graham – Morris Delancy/Sietz/Bunsen/Nunzio/Snyder/Newsboy
Anna Hartle* – Specs
Christian Lowe – Henry
Payton Martin – Darcy/Brooklyn Newsies/Nun
Chris Nichols – Bill/Newsboy
Jeffrey Payton* – Davey
Katie Pelikan – Katherine Plummer
Ethan Rapier – Joseph Pulitzer/Governor Teddy Roosevelt/Newsboy
Grace Reasoner* – Race/Bowery Beauty
Cayson Sipprell* – Finch/Bowery Beauty
Kelsey Thacker* – JoJo/Bowery Beauty
Olivia Trauth – Les
Avery Greer – Mush/Newspaper Customer
Dovie Vernon – Buttons
Chase Whitehurst – Spot Conlon
Caleb Williams – Mike/Brooklyn Newsies/Scab
Salem Academy, Juxtaposition Studios, Keiger Graphic Communications, Zimbro Photography, Carrie Leigh Dickey Design, Travel with Jan, and SE Logo Wear are sponsoring the run of the show.
Newsies runs approximately two and a half hours, including a fifteen-minute intermission.
For further information, please visit www.springtheatre.org or call (336) 747-1414.