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Runs from Saturday November 3 2018 to Sunday November 11 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

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Main Stage - Warner Theatre
68 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790

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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.

Adapted from the Disney film, New York City's newsboys seize the day when they strike against unfair working conditions.

Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

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 teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Newsies is inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc.


The Cast of Disney’s NEWSIES is as follows (in Order of Appearance):

JACK KELLY Noel Roberge
CRUTCHIE Zachary Taylor
RACE Robert Melendez
ALBERT William Armstrong
SPECS Dylan Zawisza
HENRY Thaddeus Asheim
FINCH Charlie Pelletier
ELMER Conio Lopardo
ROMEO Michael Ramalho
MUSH / SPOT CONLON Robbie James
DARCY / NEWSIES Trevor Rinaldi
BILL / NEWSIES Michael Christie
THE NEWSIES Colin Christie, Aiden Cincotta, Jonathan David, Riley Delaney, Zachary Geiger, Jake Kordas, Jack Lewis, Colton Morris, Colin Quigley
THE NEWSIES / FEATURED DANCERS Naomi Aldrich, Holly Havens, Aubrie Oporto, Raelin Oporto
KATHERINE PLUMBER Kelly White
NUN / BOWERY BEAUTY / HANNAH / ENSEBLE L. Nagel
NUN / BOWERY BEAUTY / ENSEBLE Kathleen Cummings
NUN / BOWERY BEAUTY / ENSEBLE Cassandra McKenna
MORRIS DELANCEY Tyler Bard
OSCAR DELANCEY Peter Bard
WIESEL / ENSEMBLE Jeff McGurk
DAVEY Michael Ruby
LES Brendan Reilly Harris
JOSEPH PULITZER Dick Terhune
SEITZ / STAGE MANAGER / ENSEMBLE Doug McCarthy
BUNSEN / ENSEMBLE Marc Evan Costanzo
SNYDER / ENSEMBLE Darrell Cookman
MEDDA LARKIN Mary Cantoni-Johnson
MRS. JACOBY / ENSEMBLE Doreen Lopez
GOVERNOR TEDDY ROOSEVELT Jim Wood
PIT CHOIR Julie Baerney, L Nagel, Karen Robinson, Sara Wilson, Jim Wood


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