Stop the Presses! Tony Award®-winning musical, NEWSIES the Musical, is coming to Charlottesville for the first time, starring a cast of almost 30 actors.  NEWSIES is a culmination of the DMR MainStage Broadway Adventure program, which pairs musical theatre students with experienced adult actors. Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.

Performances of the NEWSIES the Musical, starring the performers from the DMR MainStage Broadway Adventure Educational program , will take place at
the Belmont Arts Collaborative (221 Carlton Road, Suite 3, Charlottesville VA 22902)

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PERFORMANCES

Tickets are General Admission, and the house opens 30 minutes prior to the performance. If tickets are still available at the door, please prepare to pay with cash or check.

Performances will run approximately 80 minutes, including an intermission.

The cast includes:
Kyle Clark as Jack Kelly
Stephanie Owen as Katherine Plumber
Christina Rowe-Cooper as Crutchie
Julianna Buyaki as Davey
Alex Zimmerman as Les
Campbell Murray as Spot Conlon
Jerome Thalwitz as Snyder

featuring
Dan Stern as Joseph Pulitzer

and
Hannah Vidaver as Medda Larkin

Also Starring:
Korinne Brier
Elizabeth Brubaker
Alisz Buyaki
Jackson Davis
Alex Ege
Laura Ege
Kathryn Salem
Dylan Stukenberg
Dave Kashatus
Sally Kashatus
Sarah Meyer
Hadleigh Katzenbach
Christine Thalwitz
Katya Thalwitz
Grace Thompson
Luke Voelmle
Ella Watson
Michael Westmoreland

Creative Team/Staff
Director/Choreographer – Geri Carlson Sauls
Music Director – Erica Umback
Costume Designer – Laura Mawyer
Lighting Designer/Technical Director – Tracie Skipper
Fight Choreographer – Michael Miranda
Stage Manager – Ray Smith
Assistant Stage Manager – Maddie Chin
Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer – Christine Thalwitz
Vocal Assistant – Celena Cox
Costume Assistant – Jen Kashatus
Producing Artistic Director – Melissa Charles
Tickets are General Admission, and the house opens 30 minutes prior to the performance. If tickets are still available at the door, please prepare to pay with cash or check.

NEWSIES the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

About NEWSIES

Adapted from the 1992 live-action film, the new musical features music by by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy).

Newsies, according to press notes, is “inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.”

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Tickets will likely sell out for these shows and our opening weekend is almost completely sold out. Please read our Standby Policy Below:

Standby Policy:
If you’d like to buy tickets for our sold out performance, you can join the standby line, which will begin no earlier than 45 minutes before show time. Unclaimed tickets will begin to be released 5 minutes before the show begins. Anyone wishing to buy unclaimed tickets MUST stay physically in line, and no single person may buy more than 2 tickets. There will be no list in writing and it will be impossible to get tickets for the sold out performance more than 5 minutes before the show begins. Being in the standby line does not guarantee you will get a ticket, but we will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible.