Lewis announces Newsies cast
Director Kaye Lewis has announced the cast of Pittsburg Community Theatre's "Newsies!" and asks that each person on the list confirm acceptance of their roles by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Thank you to everyone who came and auditioned ! I wish I could have cast all 60 of you, as you were all awesome .
If you were not cast, please let us know if you'd be interested in other helpful areas such as tech, costumes , sets. It's going to be a fun show and exciting summer," Lewis said.
The cast and crew:
Jack Kelly - Dale ClarkKatherine Plummer - Tammy Warford
Davey Jacobs - Tanner Munson
Crutchie - Matthew Buck
Race - Alex Chesney
Les Jacobs - Xander Goertzen
Spot Conlon - Andy Garman
Finch - Matthew Palmer
Romeo - Miles Stamper
JoJo - Corbin Chaffinpin
Buttons - Luke Gilmore
Mush - Seth Harley
Specs - Colton Stacy
Splasher - Morgan Grotheer
Albert - Xavier Huffman
Smalls /Brooklyn – TJ Dye
Elmer / Brooklyn - Jack Brown
Sniper/Bill / Brooklyn/Scab 23 - Gunner Mengarelli
Mike /Brooklyn/Scab 1 - Megan Spiers
Tommy Boy /Scab 32– Gabe Anderson
Ike /Brooklyn - Alora Spencer
Henry/Brooklyn - Alexis Daniels
Joseph Pulitzer - Karl Wendt
Hannah - Lyndsey Viets
Bunsen - John Womeldorff
Seitz/ Mr Jacobi - Jon Eastman
Snyder - Mason Bayliss
Nunzio / Mayor - Brad Stefanoni
Wiesel - John Goertzen
Medda Larkin - Stacey Struble
Oscar Delancey - Noah Smith
Morris Delancey - Braden Bare
Darcy/ Stage Manager/ customer - Alan G Jones
Theodore Roosevelt - John Seglie
Goon/Policeman- Phoenix Burk
Goon/Policeman - Xander Dye
Nun, #3/Passerby - Susie Lundy
Nun - Mara Nowlin
Nun - Emily George
Nun - Whitley Chesney
Nun - Natalie Harris
Bowery girl - Jenna Stockstill
Bowery girl -Mallory Womeldorff
Bowery girl -Annabella Beachner
Bowery girl - Ella Rhuems
Bowery girl - Alex Muckala
Bowery girl - Annae Marie Martin
Director and Choreographer: Kaye Lewis
Vocal Director: Breana Clark
Assistant Director, Diann Mazurek
Assistant Vocal Director: Fayelyn Kmiec
Lisa Quinteros, Kathy Sanley, Annabella Beachner, Barbara Davis, Corin Cooper, Noah Smith, Kiersten Sanzari, Alli Swatsenbarg, Jon Eastman, Diann Mazurek, Natalie Harris, Whiteley Chesney, Mimi Little
Set Design - Jason Huffman
Sound Design - Jason Huffman
Lighting Design - Kyle Newby
Video Projection Operator - Kennedy Tomasi
Stage Crew - Jazmin Havens, Logan Jones, Alexa Fletcher, Ashleigh Henderson, Alyssa Gibbs, James Ghost
Spotlight Operators:Mason Smith, Jennifer Goertzen
Stage Manager / Vocal Backup: Ethan McConnell
Set Construction/Painting Crew: MACC Staff, Newsies, PCT Board
Properties: Mimi Little
Publicity: Andra Stefanoni
Rehearsals will kick off with a read-through on May 30 in B1 of Memorial Auditorium.
Tickets are on sale now at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine in Pittsburg, or at www.memorialauditorium.org, or by calling 620-231-7827. Ticket costs: Adults $12, Seniors/Children 13 & Under $10, GA Balcony $8.
Show times and dates: July 18-20 at 7:30 p.m., and July 20-21 at 2 p.m.
auditions for newsies
Auditions for PCT's summer musical, Disney's"Newsies," will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20-21 at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine in Pittsburg.
The production will be directed by Kaye Lewis, founder and artistic director of Midwest Regional Ballet. Lewis is a frequent collaborator of PCT, having done choreography for summer musicals such as "Gypsy" (2016), "Evita" (2015), and "Wizard of Oz" (2013).
Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 and nominated for eight Tony Awards, "Newsies" tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”
The score features songs by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), and the story is appropriate for the entire family. The show premiered on Broadway in 2010 and ran for more than 1,000 performances before going on a national tour.
Tickets to PCT's production will go on sale at May 20.
The cast features 16 newsboys who must be able to sing and dance. Those auditioning should dress comfortably and bring tap shoes. They should be prepared to learn excerpts of choreography to "King of New York" and vocal excerpts from "Seize the Day." Those auditioning for the role of Katherine should be prepared to learn a vocal excerpt from "Watch What Happens."
For complete casting requirements (including all character descriptions, suggested ages and genders, vocal ranges, etc.), visit https://www.mtishows.com/full-cast-info/1893
Rehearsals will be held Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday during the day starting the first week of June. Dress rehearsals will begin July 15, with the show opening July 18 and running through July 21. Sunday rehearsals will be held at Kaye's dance studio in Joplin. Those auditioning will be given a detailed rehearsal schedule.
Questions? Message us on Facebook at @PittCommTheatre.