Schoharie Central School District Performing Arts is proud to present the musical “Disney Newsies” on March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students and may be purchased by calling Pam Guest at (518) 295-6635.
Based on a real-life newsboy strike in 1899, “Newsies” tells the story of Jack Kelly, a newsboy who dreams of life outside the New York City. When publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action against the newspaper mogul.
With assistance from Katherine Plumber, a female news reporter who is trying to break into hard-hitting news stories, all of New York City will soon recognize the power of “the little man”. With powerful music and dance numbers such as “Seize the Day”, “King of New York”, and “Santa Fe”, the production is a feel-good, family musical for all ages.
Cast members include: Braden Rose (Jack Kelly), Olivia Helmstadt (Katherine Plumber), Anna Starks (Crutchie), Landen Scofield (Davey), Braeden Beck (Les), Abigail Uveges (Medda Larkin), Griffin Sholtes (Joseph Pulitzer), Will Bond, Cassandra Griffith, Sierra Heinrich, Margot Williams, Supitcha Deeroon, Jill Rehberg, Ashley Hyatt, Sam Lawyer, Taylor Alberts, Hannah Meyer, Allie Gallagher, Alaina Sholtes, Cami Robinson-Parisi, Lorelei Van Wie-Adair, Makaila Van Wie-Adair, Morgan Phelan, Molly Repicky, Grace Vogel, Jacqui Gerstenberger, Mikayla Faas, Dylan Miakisz, Jeremy Rehberg, Ethan VanDerwerken, Brianna Smith, Tyler Mason, Maddy Phelan, Mackenzie Barton, Skyler Willard, Luke Helmstadt, Tanner Munger, Reid Starks-Swotkewicz and Caroline Borst.
Schoharie’s production is directed by Cassandra Olin and assistant directed by Meg Watson, with music direction by Jennifer Clemente, choreography by student choreographers Madeline Phelan and Mackenzie Barton, costume direction by Jill Sholtes and Jennifer Helmstadt, and production assistance by Pam Guest and Kimberly DiNuzzo.
“Newsies” is based on the Disney film released in 1992 and the updated musical version that premiered on Broadway in 2012. The production was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and won for Best Original Score and Best Choreography.