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Newsies

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Upcoming performances

The show has been struck and our actors have taken their final bows.

Thanks for a great run.

Newsies
Musical
–Theatre PG
Now is the time to seize the day!

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies’, who dreams only of a better life. But when publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what is right.

 

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Jack Feldman. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions. Orchestrations by Danny Troob. Incidental music and vocal arrangements by Michael Kosarin. Dance arrangements by Mark Humme
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William Garcia

Directed by guest artist, William Garcia

William Garcia first appeared on stage at the age of seven, and quickly realized that what he really wanted to do was direct. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Film Production: Directing from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in English Literature with an emphasis on Drama from Middlebury College. Before moving to La Crosse, he served as the primary director for the Ypsilanti Youth Theatre, where he directed numerous plays, including Wyrd Sisters and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first musical performed by the organization. He also served as sponsor and director of the Washtenaw International High School Drama program, where he directed Noises OffThe TempestWit, and And Then There Were None. He has also directed and produced several short films. Recently, he appeared in LCT’s productions of Fools and Wait Until Dark.

Cast
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Grant Latus
Jack Kelly
Grant Latus
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Avery Gerstenberger
Crutchie
Avery Gerstenberger
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Dustin Luecke
Davey
Dustin Luecke
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Brody Reider
Les
Brody Reider
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Brianna Frost
Katherine Plumber
Brianna Frost
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Bradley Weber
Joseph Pulitzer
Bradley Weber
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Elizabeth Arihood
Medda Larkin
Elizabeth Arihood
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Grace Riness
Race
Grace Riness
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Aaron Frost
Albert
Aaron Frost
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Aaryn Jones
Specs
Aaryn Jones
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Allante Walker
Henry
Allante Walker
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Skyler Ray Erickson
Finch / Darcy
Skyler Erickson
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Garrett Spafford
Romeo
Garrett Spafford
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Maddie Stoffal
Elmer
Maddie Stoffal
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Brandon Haring
Mush
Brandon Haring
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Erick Sells
Buttons
Erick Sells
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Josh Kaiser
Splasher
Joshua Kaiser
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Kane Hansen
Tommy Boy
Kane Hansen
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Erik Berg
Jo Jo
Erik Berg
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Olivia Belland
Mike
Olivia Belland
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Ryley Rasmussen
Ike
Ryley Rasmussen
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Naikya Chandana
Newsie
Naikya Chandana
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Rubie Stetzer
Newsie
Rubie Stetzer
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Cole Jacobson
Bill / Bunsen / Police
Cole Jacobson
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Lance Urbick
Morris DeLancey
Lance Urbick
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Caidan Hoarn
Oscar DeLancey
Caidan Hoarn
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Dennis Dorman
Snyder
Dennis Dorman
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Colin Thelen
Spot Conlon / Nunzio
Colin Thelen
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Alexandra Burch
Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty
Alexandra Burch
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Angi Tamke
Nun / Woman / Bowery Beauty
Angi Tamke
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Brittany Schilla
Nun / Bowery Beauty
Brittany Schilla
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Tom Desjarlais
Wiesel / Mayor
Tom Desjarlais
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Jeremiah Galvan
Seitz / Mr. Jacobi
Jeremiah Galvan
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James Murphy
Roosevelt / Guard
James Murphy
Director
William Garcia
Music Director
Katie Fries
Choreographer
Leslie Weber
Conductor
Kristin Freedlund
Set Designer
Kit Mayer
Costume Designer
Irina Christel
Lighting Designer
Dillon McArdle
Props Master
Renata Orth
Sound Designer
Ryan Van Berkum
Accompanists
Sarah Leitzen
Vicki Riness
Technical Director
Pete Suardi
Stage Manager
Molly Brueske
James Murphy
Assistant Stage Manager
Hannahrose Rand
Audio Engineer
Srinivas Chandana
Set Construction
Chris Born
Dennis Dorman
Carpenter
Kelsey Taunt
Scenic Painters
Sharon Markee
Kelsey Taunt
Costume Constrution
Alex Bell
Ellie Dorman
Theresa Smerud
Carla Stetzer
Suzanne Young
Run Crew
Brodyn Byington
Chloe Foor
Joanna Heram
Bronson Tamke
Musicians
Brian Allen
Kathy Boarman
Christopher Boyd
Stephanie Brookman
Ty Cooper
Bonny Fish
Nick Hansberry
Caitlin Krueger
Stephen Mann
Eric Olson
Kyle Renfro
Suellen Retzlaff
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