Saturdays | July 7, 14*, 21 & 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays | July 8, 15*, 22 & 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays | July 11, 18*, 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays | July 12, 19 & 26 at 7:30 p.m.
*Performances will include Open Captioning - Saturday, July 14; Sunday, July 15; Wednesday, July 18
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Director + Choreographer Jerry Jay Cranford
Music Director + Conductor Pamela Williamson
For the very first time, The Coterie and the White Theatre at The J join forces to create Kansas City’s first locally-produced production of the Broadway smash hit.
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899, Disney’s Newsies, is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.” Total run time: Two hours, 10 minutes (including a 20-minute intermission). Recommended for ages seven and up (parental discretion advised - mild language).
Jack - Noah Lindquist
Katherine - Kelly Urschel
Pulitzer - Ron Meyer
Medda - Eboni Fondren
Crutchie - Lucas Lowry
Davey - Christoph Nevins
Les - Ben Renfrow, Valen Jurkowski
Snyder, Nunzio, Delance - Jason Coats
Oscar Delancey, Roosevelt, Stage Mgr. - Matthew Henrickson
Wiesel, Mr. Jacobi, Mayor - Eric Moore
Seitz, Bunsen - Chase Kneuven
Bowery Beauty, Nun, Newsie - Maddie Roberts
Bowery Beauty, Nun, Hannah, Newsie - Ashton Botts
Newsies - Sam Wise, Fisher Stewart (Race), Ryan Jacobs (Albert), Jackson Tomlin (Specs, Bill), Weston Thomas (Henry, Finch), Maya Momon (Elmar), Leah Landwehr (Mush), James Fenoglio (Romeo), D'Andre McKenzie (Newsie, Spot), Amanda Dulny
Brooklyn Chorus - Drake Taylor, Tessa Brethowr, Braden James, Joseph (Joe) Spor, Taylor Jenea Stufflebean, Bre Elman, Margaret Veglahn, Zach Kujath
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