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Now is the time to seize the day!

Tickets on sale April 15, 2019

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


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.

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