Disney’s Newsies

jul 12 - aug 4, 2019
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film
Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

These kids deliver!

This smash hit Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film, is inspired by the New York newsboys’ strike of 1899.

Publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the expense of the delivery boys, Jack Kelly and friends, all teenage “newsies.” As Jack dreams of leaving the city to escape his orphaned and poverty-stricken life he meets Katherine Plumber, the young reporter interested in getting an exclusive for the Sun, who join together to fight for what’s right.

Filled with high-energy action and dance numbers, this musical comedy-drama is fun for the whole family.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 21 will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.




Sponsored by:

Gavin Runles
Stan Przedlacki
Will Johnson
Ryan Henzi
Katherine Plumber
Lauren Taylor
Joseph Pulitzer
Tony Brezina
Medda Larkin
Alexandra Gray
Hannah/Bowery Beauty/Nun
Allison Bollinger
Woman/Bowery Beauty/Nun
Lexus Thiessen
Nun/Bowery Beauty
Melissa Krumm
Mr. Jacobi/Snyder
Greg Kephart
Seltz/Stage Manager
Cody Walter
Josh Wing
Chandler Nye
Gary Scherer
Darcy/Morris Delancey
Will Adams
Bill/Oscar Delancey
Tyler Peters
Michael Bundy II
Patrick Carew
Davis Churchman
Sydney Crutcher
Mya Fisher
Jillian Gabby
Kaleb Gaus
Natalie Grote
Adam Jackson
Sara Kottra
Nathan Krusemark
Gary McCall
Peter Noll
Jordan Potter
Sarah Rasavanh
Jacob Ruperto
Grant Sandford
Stephanie Schneider
Henry Vermeer
Artistic Team
David R. Kilpatrick
Music Director
Brenton Brown
Megan Helmers
Set Designer
Nicholas Amundson
Costume Designer
Jessica Van Essen
Lighting Designer
Mandy Heath
Sound Designer
Josh Jepson
Stage Manager
Molly Thorsen
Assistant Choreographer
Kyra Burg
Assistant Stage Manager
Paige Berry
Abby Kilpatrick
Technical Director
Nate Lawrence-Richards
Master Electrician
Virgil Kleinhesselink
Artistic Director
Katy Merriman