“Newsies” News Unveils - By: Alissa Slater

“Newsies” News Unveils

By Alissa Slater

It is the time of the school year every theatre student looks forward to most: musical season. This year Lakeview High School will be putting on the “Newsies” airing March 12-14 with the possibility of an encore performance on March 15. 

“Newsies” will take viewers back in time to the 1899 newsboy strike in New York City.  Homeless paperboy, Jack Kelley, befriends newcomers David and Les Jacobs. The boys band together to form a union of fellow workers and work to fight Robert Pulitzer for fair wages. It is full of intricate dance numbers which will be choreographed by Mrs. DeGraaff, catchy tunes directed by Mrs. Straud and talented students bringing the stage alive.  

The audition process for this musical was no easy task for stage director, Mrs. Baun, or producer, Mrs. Williams, either.  Former Middle School musical director, Mrs. Figley, also participated as a guest judge for auditions. The four day process consisted of dance camp, where students were taught a group dance number to memorize. This number was later performed during dance auditions. Cold reads and vocal auditions also took place for the 45 eager, young actors in addition to callbacks following the entire try-out process.

 

THE CAST LIST

NEWSIES Cast

(in alphabetical order)

Congratulations to all!! We cannot wait to begin working with all of you! 

Some of you have multiple roles so be sure to check them all out!

Alissa Slater

Elmer

 

Alley Daye (multiple roles)

Bowery Beauty

Nun

Newsie

 

Alyssa Johnson (multiple roles)

Darcy

Newsie

 

Anna Redfoot

Mush

 

Austin Stalker

Tommy Boy

 

Bellina Devine (multiple roles)

Bowery Beauty

Newsie

 

Brandon Guthrie

Crutchie

 

Brayden Fusco (multiple roles)

Bunsen

Newsie

 

Brayden Sample (multiple roles)

Pulitzer

Newsie 

 

Breanna Naylor

Jo Jo

 

Cameron McFeely

Albert

 

Carly Amon

Specs

 

Chance Ward (multiple roles)

Morris Delancy

Newsie

 

Dante Borden

Romeo

 

Devin McIntire

Jack Kelly

 

Doug Maxwell

Davey

 

Elise Silloway (multiple roles)

Bowery Beauty

Newsie

 

Hannah Taylor

Newsie (Scab #1)

 

Jacob Erlwein (multiple roles)  

Wiesel

Jacobi

Stage Manager

Mayor

Newsie

 

Jaili Bowmer

Newsie

 

Jaina Bowmer (multiple roles)

Hannah

Bowery Beauty

Nun

 

John Kocher

Henry

 

Josh Grim (multiple roles)

Roosevelt

Nunzio

Snyder

Guard/Police

 

Josh Hoobler

Newsie

 

Katie Stull

Newsie (dance)

 

Kaylee Martin (multiple roles)

Bowery Beauty

Newsie

 

Kendall Crocker

Finch

 

Layla Salinas

Newsie

 

Lily Blasco

Newsie

 

Madison Zimmer (multiple roles)

Medda Larkin

Nun

Newsie

 

Mikayla Moose

Newsie (dance)

 

Mara Barrick (multiple roles)

Nun #1

Newsie

 

Melana Vaughn

Katherine Plumber

 

Micah Gadsby (multiple roles)

Splasher

Bill

 

Michael McClure

Newsie

 

Michael Ward (multiple roles)

Oscar Delancy

Newsie

 

Paige Kobsik

Newsie (Scab #2)

 

Rachel Byler (multiple roles)

Spot Colon

Newsie

 

Shai Hargrove

Newsie (dance)

 

Sierra Williams

Newsie (Scab #3)

 

Sydney Shilling

Buttons

 

Taylor Booher

Les

 

Trevor Steen

Race

 

Will Trubic (multiple roles)

Seitz

Newsie