Extra! Extra! Disney’s ‘Newsies’ hits the Village Theatre stage
Last updated 1/3/2018 at Noon
Village Theatre is proud to present Disney’s “Newsies.”
Based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899, the musical narrative follows Jack Kelly and his crew of newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they stand up for what’s right.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have ‘Newsies’ as one of my final shows as artistic director at Village Theatre,” said director, Steve Tomkins. “We have a truly exceptional cast that is going to blow everyone away. While we’re certainly looking to honor and celebrate the film and the Broadway show, we’re creating our own unique Village Theatre production.”
There is no better example of that than the dance scenes choreographed by Katy Tabb.
“Every aspect of this show is being built to facilitate some really incredible dancing,” said Tabb, “The music, costumes, and jungle gym-like set combined with this phenomenal cast is thrilling.”
Taking on the role of Jack Kelly is Joey Barreiro.
While Barreiro is new to the Village Theatre stage, he is not new to Jack Kelly, having spent a little over a year in the role on the First National Tour of “Newsies.”
Joining him is Greg Stone as media giant, Joseph Pulitzer, Michael Krenning as Crutchie, Jack’s best friend, Taylor Niemeyer as intrepid journalist, Katherine, Mike Spee as Davey, Marlette Buchanan as Medda Larkin,and Ian Barlett and Guthrie Bettinger as Les.
Joining Tomkins and Tabb on the creative team is music director R.J. Tancioc, scenic designer Christopher Mumaw, lighting designer Aaron Copp costume designer Cynthia Savage and sound designer Brent Warwick.
“Seize the Day” with the newsboys of New York as they go from delivering the news to topping headlines.
“Newsies” moves from Issaquah to Village Theatre’s Everett location from starting Jan. 5 and ending Feb. 4.
The production is sponsored in part by ArtsFund, Black Label, City of Everett, City of Issaquah, EBJ Proliance Surgeons, Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter, Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants, MarsJewett, Microsoft, Pogacha Restaurant of Issaquah, Rowley Properties, The Seattle Times, The Shubert Foundation, Snohomish County hotel-motel tax fund and United.
For more information on tickets and the show itself, visit http://villagetheatre.org/everett/newsies.php.