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Newsies

Now is the time to seize the day!

Tickets on sale April 15, 2019

  • MAY 10-26, 2019
  • Lyche Theatre
  • Musical–Theatre PG

Synopsis

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 Hummel.

Performance dates & times

  • May 10, 7:30pm
  • May 11, 2:00pm*
  • May 11, 7:30pm
  • May 12, 2:00pm*
  • May 16-17, 7:30pm
  • May 18, 2:00pm*
  • May 18, 7:30pm
  • May 19, 2:00pm*
  • May 23-24, 7:30pm
  • May 25, 2:00pm*
  • May 25, 7:30pm
  • May 26, 2:00pm*

*Matinee performance.

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 Off, The Tempest, Wit, 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.

  • Photos
  • Cast
  • Production Team

Jack Kelly
Grant Latus

Les
Brody Reider

Medda Larkin
Elizabeth Arihood

Specs
Aaryn Jones

Romeo
Garrett Spafford

Buttons
Erick Sells

Jo Jo
Erik Berg

Newsie
Naikya Chandana

Morris DeLancey
Lance Urbick

Spot Conlon/Nunzio
Colin Thelen

Nun/Bowery Beauty
Brittany Schilla

Roosevelt/Guard/Stage Manager
James Murphy

Davey
Dustin Luecke

Joseph Pulitzer
Bradley Weber

Albert
Aaron Frost

Finch/Darcy
Skyler Erickson

Mush
Brandon Haring

Tommy Boy
Kane Hansen

Ike
Ryley Rasmussen

Bill/Bunsen/Police
Cole Jacobson

Snyder
Dennis Dorman

Nun/Woman/Bowery Beauty
Angi Tamke

Seitz/Mr. Jacobi
Jeremiah Galvan

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

Assistant Stage Manager
Hannahrose Rand

Run Crew
Brodyn Byington
Chloe Foor
Joanna Heram
Bronson Tamke

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