SALT Performing Arts in Chester Springs presents Newsies, the popular Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit which inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for social justice!
Performances are: Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.; Friday. Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
“Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score and book. You'll leave the theatre singing the now classic songs Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and Santa Fe,” says Lauren McComas, Director and SALT’s President and Artistic Director. “Our version of Newsies will knock your socks off with some of the best dancers and singers in the area. It's a perfect holiday treat for the whole family!”
The cast: Jack Kelly/Kai Kasiguran, Katherine/Taylor Ruffo, Medda Larken/Liana Henrie, Joseph Pulitzer/Doug Pratt, Crutchie/Nickolas Cummings, Davey/Logan Stommel, Les/Jackson Ogden, Race/Shane Troxel, Albert/Scab 1/Drew Kalkiewicz, Specs/Sean Springer, Henry/Zac Norcia, Finch/Stephen Fisher, Romeo/Riley DeVries, Elmer/Jason Scansaroli, Mush/Scab 3/Kyle McCleary, Buttons/Maya Huberty, Splasher/Joy Ann Wolfe, Tommy Boy/Chelsea Barnett, Jo Jo/Celia Hernandez, Ike/Spot Conlon/Gabe Rottman, Joey/Shelagh Kratz, Charlie/Camryn Williams, Billie & Katherine Understudy/Lilly Knowles, Darcy/Oscar Delancey &Jack Understudy/James Wier, Bill & Morris Delancey/Michael Wismer, Wiesel/Stage Manager/Mr. Jacobi/Mayor & Pulitzer Understudy/Tom DeVries, Seitz &Snyder/Seamus Hannoran, Nunzio/Guard/Policeman & Roosevelt/Joe Wadlinger, Bunsen & Nun/Emily Davis, Hannah/Nun & Bowery Beauty/Hannah Elliott, Nun/Woman/Bowery Beauty & Newsie Swing/Krysta Stefanosky
The show is directed and produced by Lauren McComas with a crew of: Choreographer/Melody Stanert , Music Director/Brigitte Rottman, Assistant Music Director/Mike Toolan, Costume Designer/Kathy DeVries, Stage Managers Chelsea Barnett and Elizabeth Tozer, Tech Director and Set Designer/Rob Merow, House Manager/Alison Worrall, Marketing Director/Judy Elliot.t
Admission is $17 and $25 per person. In addition, Chick-fil-A, a proud sponsor of SALT Performing Arts, is providing the option of you having a boxed meal included with your ticket during our Friday & Saturday performances. The meal will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the theatre. You can secure these at check-out. For more information and to purchase tickets for Newsies go to: https://www.saltpa.com/newsies.