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
Run Time:
2 hours 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Mainstage

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:

Jack
Gavin Runles
Davey
Stan Przedlacki
Crutchie
Will Johnson
Les
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
Bunsen/Policeman
Josh Wing
Nunzio/Roosevelt
Chandler Nye
Guard/Mayor/Wiesel
Gary Scherer
Darcy/Morris Delancey
Will Adams
Bill/Oscar Delancey
Tyler Peters
Newsies
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
Director
David R. Kilpatrick
Music Director
Brenton Brown
Choreographer
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

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
Kill Date: August 4, 2019
Subject: The Des Moines Community Playhouse Production of Disney’s Newsies
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies hits the stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Disney’s Newsies is sponsored by West Bank.

This smash hit Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film, is inspired by the New York newsboys’ strike of 1899. When 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,” must fight for what’s right. Filled with high-energy action and dance numbers, this musical comedy drama is fun for the whole family.

The Playhouse cast includes Will Adams, Allison Bollinger, Tony Brezina, Michael Bundy II, Patrick Carew, Davis Churchman, Sydney Crutcher, Mya Fisher, Jillian Gabby, Kaleb Gaus, Alexandra Gray, Natalie Grote, Ryan Henzi, Adam Jackson, Will C. Johnson, Greg Kephart, Sara Kottra, Melissa Krumm, Nathan Krusemark, Gary McCall, Peter Noll, Chandler Nye, Tyler Peters, Jordan Potter, Stanislav Przedlacki, Sarah Rasavanh, Gavin Runles, Jacob Ruperto, Grant Sanford, Gary Scherer, Stephanie Schneider, Lauren Taylor, Lexus Thiessen, Henry Vermeer, Cody Walter, and Josh Wing. The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies is directed by David R. Kilpatrick with music direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by Megan Helmers.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and Disney’s Newsies, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The Des Moines Playhouse Production of Disney’s Newsies Performances: July 12-Aug. 4, 2019
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

The Des Moines Playhouse Production of Disney’s Newsies Tickets
Ticket prices start at $29
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Lauren Taylor is Katherine Plumber and Gavin Runles is Jack Kelly in The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies, July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Lauren Taylor is Katherine Plumber and Gavin Runles is Jack Kelly in The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies, July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Alexandra Gray is Medda Larkin in The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies, July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Jack Kelly (Gavin Runles, second from right) introduced Medda Larkin (Alexandra Gray, far right) to Davey (Stanislav Przedlacki, far left) and Davey (Ryan Henzi) in The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies, July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Playhouse production of Disney’s Newsies bursts on stage July 12-Aug. 4, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.