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

t's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! 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 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.

Director, Music Directorr: Rebecca Kotraba

Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Stage Manager: Roger Paradis

Technical Director: Jerry George

Producer: Jenna Jones Paradis

 

How can we present a show during COVID safety restrictions?

​WACA Center for the Arts is a converted building that started as the four room school house, Dorsey Elementary, in the 1950's. It has served other county agencies with WACA obtaining use in January 2017 thanks to former Speaker of the House Mike Busch. Made of solid brick WACA has large windows and features a men's and womens restroom, two kitchens and controlled access. Our theater space is a general space that is arranged as blackbox theater uniquely set up for each show. Risers are brought up from our basement to create elevated seating and the number of audience can be anywhere from 1-65.

Due to the unique nature of our buiilding and seating set up we are able to present the production with limited audience seating.

please note

 

1. Audience MUST wear face masks or face shields

2. Performers may be wearing Face Shields or masks (as required per CDC and local health departments)

3. All who enter center will have their tempertaure taken with a no contact forhead therometer

4. All who enter must review posted symptom list and sign in that they are symptom free

5. If you develop symptoms prior to the performance please DO NOT attend - we will give you a credit for a future show or performance

6. All who enter will be required to use hand sanitizer or uttilize one of our hand washing stations before passing checkin area

7. Anyone who develops symptoms will be brought to our comfortable quartentine area until all others have vacated the building

 

We will keep with all current COVID regulations throughout the show process. IF needed we may stream the show. 

 

We have an AMAZING show with over 25 youth ranging from 9-17 years of age. Thank you for supporting them

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

Starring

Thomas Peisinger                            Jack Kelly
Abigail Cassarino                             Katherine Pulitzer
Jordan Tai Fuhrman                        Davey
Emma Brady                                     Crutchie
Aden Schmall                                   Pulitzer
Delaney Parker                                  Les
Paige Spriggs                                    Hedda
Lauren Meade                                 Spot Condon , Mr. Jacobi, Ensemble
Benjamin Seghetti                          Seitz, Policeman,
Myles Taylor                                    Race
Evelyn Grove                                    Snyder, Bowery Beauty, Roosevelt
Tatum France-Kelly                         Romeo, Bunsen
Virginia Marzorati                          Specs, Bowery Beauty, Nunzio
Sha’riayha Parker                            Hannah,Stage Manager, Nun
MJ Newell                                         Finch, Bowery Beauty
Xander Young                                  Wisel, Brooklyn Newsie

Kaylee Renfro                                   Buttons, Bowery Beauty, Ensemble
Walter Pruski                                    Mush, ensemble
Quinn Kilmurry                                 Oscar Delany, Bowery Beauty, ensemble   

Sean DILorenzo                                Henry, Ensemble              
Alana Halllums                                Albert, ensemble
Emmanuel                                         JoJo, ensemble 

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