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Paramount Theatre has announced the cast and design team for Disney’s “Newsies,” with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the 1992 film with screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Directed by Artistic Director Jim Corti, the production features Alex Prakken as Jack Kelly, Michael Kurowski as Crutchie, Koray Tarhan as Davey, Justine Cameron as Katherine, Bret Tuomi as Joseph Pulitzer and Jerica Exum as Medda ((September 4-October 7). The ensemble is Tom Bentsen, Katherine Lee Bourné (also playing Medda Larkin, October 9-20), Joe Capstick, Grant Carriker, Kevin Corbett, Ann Delaney, Jordan De Leon, Vasily Deris, Evan C. Dolan, Ryan Dooley, Michael Ehlers, Neil Lee Friedman, John Gurdian, Luke Halpern, Christopher John Kelley, Ivory Leonard IV, Jarais Musgrove, Nich O’Neil, Jessica Palkovic, Drew Porrett, Ken Singleton, Jonny Stein, Travis Austin Wright, and Haley Jane Schafer (October 9-20). With Nate Buescher and Daniel Font-Wilets double-cast as Les.
The production team includes Joshua Blake Carter, choreographer; Tom Vendafreddo, music director and conductor; William Boles, scenic designer; Jordan Ross, costume designer; Victoria Bain, lighting designer; Adam Rosenthal, sound designer; Joe Burke,projection designer; Katie Cordts, wig, hair and makeup designer; Jesse Gaffney, properties designer; Susan Gosdick, dialect coach; Bobby Wilhelmson, fight choreographer; Trent Stork, associate director; Sam Grossier, assistant music director and associate conductor; Matthew McMullen, stage manager; and Maegan Burnell, assistant stage manager.
“Newsies” runs September 4 – October 20. For more information visit paramountaurora.com.