Description:

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When 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 HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. 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.

Director: Bobby Tschoepe
Musical Director: Valerie Lietz
Assistant Musical Director: Carrianne Bernatis
Co-Choreographer: Chelsea DePaula
Co-Choreographer: Jeremiah Jordon
Stage Manager: Bailey Garner

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jun 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 19th @ 3:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Jackson Auditorium:

Fleming Dr., Seguin, TX 78155


Characters:

Jack Kelly

  • Ben Roe
The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Crutchie

  • Riley Wing
A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Davey

  • Matthew Lietz
Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3

Les

  • Everett Earnest
Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies. Vocal range top: Bb3 Vocal range bottom: Db3

Katherine Plumber

  • Emma Tulp
An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Newsie - Race

  • Ian Harrison

Newsie - Romeo

  • Jordan deBonoPaula

Newsie - Albert

  • Bonnie Melott

Newsie - Specs

  • Jake Deering

Newsie - Henry

  • Hannah Garrett

Newsie - Finch

  • Tex Hermes

Newsie - Elmer

  • Michael Lansdell

Newsie - Buttons

  • Wyatt Walters

Newsie - Jo Jo

  • Cassidy Decker

Newsie - Splasher

  • Marissa (Mari) Koegle

Newsie - Tommy Boy

  • D'Lani Evins

Newsie - Mush

  • Ella Davis

Joseph Pulitzer

  • Harrison Dean
A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Seitz

  • EJ (Everett) Marquez
Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

Hannah

  • Adriene Nicolaysen
Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.

Bunsen/Scab 3

  • Topher Nelson
Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

Stage Manager/Nunzio/Guard/Mayor/Bill/Scab 1

  • Andrew Domínguez
Pulitzer’s barber.

Medda Larkin

  • Izzy Bouldin
Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Spot Conlon

  • Addisyn Wade
The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”

Darcy/Scab 2

  • Lucas Wise
The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.

Wiesel/Gov Roosevelt

  • Matthew Kaeppel
Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher. A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.

Oscar Delancey

  • Caleb Ambs
Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

Morris Delancey

  • Caedmon Marquez

Snyder/Mr Jacobi

  • Josh Walley
The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming.

Policeman 1

  • Jon Gatewood
Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.

Policeman 2

  • Michael Lansdell

Richmond Newsies Ensemble

  • Abby Wood
  • Addisyn Wade
  • Adrianna Domínguez
  • Allyson Salas
  • Ava Murphy
  • Bella Jo Moore
  • Canon Earnest
  • Carly Nelson
  • Chloe Ambs
  • D'Lani Evins
  • Elena Elkins
  • Jackson Tulp
  • Jake Deering
  • Jon Gatewood
  • Lili Rodriguez
  • Lily Harris
  • Nataleigh Stephens
  • Shaelyn STROUD
  • Tayla Stephenson
  • Tessa Wherry
  • Victoria Acevedo
  • Wyatt Walters
  • Zoe Kaeppel

Manhattan Newsies Ensemble

  • Adriene Nicolaysen
  • amaya madsen
  • Bonnie Melott
  • Camarin Wengler
  • Cassidy Decker
  • Ella Davis
  • Hannah Garrett
  • Ian Harrison
  • Jordan deBonoPaula
  • Julia Landes
  • Julia Mcallister
  • Kyleigh Stephens
  • Lilly Melott
  • Marissa (Mari) Koegle
  • Michael Lansdell
  • Olivia Scheffel
  • Teagan Madden
  • Tex Hermes

Female Ensemble

  • Allyson Salas
  • amaya madsen
  • Annalyn Tomasini
  • Bella Jo Moore
  • Elena Elkins
  • Joy Walley
  • Somerlie Madden
  • Temple Teel
Female ensemble tracks may include nuns, Bowery beauties, walking ladies, waitresses, Newsies

Children Ensemble

  • James Hoot
  • James Howard
  • Jaxon Zukowski
  • Kai Carnes
  • Kaylee Balthun
  • Lainey Harris
  • Samuel Howard
  • Sofie Madden
  • Travis Ambs

Dance Captains

  • Bella Jo Moore
  • Bonnie Melott
  • D'Lani Evins
  • Marissa (Mari) Koegle