Disney’s Film turned Tony Winning Broadway Hit Inspires everyone to Fight for what’s Right and Seize the Day
Disney’s Newsies, is coming to the Pechanga Theater June 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m. Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein.
Newsies is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway “newsies” on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.
High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version explodes featuring the original Tony Award® winning Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York,” and “Santa Fe.”
The cast of this turn of the century American Classic, features Dillon Klena as Jack Kelly, Kylie Molner as Katherine, Matthew Malecki as Davey, John Campbell as Pulitzer, Valerie Geason as Medda Larkin, Christopher Romero-Souza as Crutchie, and Dean Norris Jr. as Les, making his professional debut.
The high jumpin’, power singin’, multi-talented, acrobatic NEWSIES are: Dylan Dewald, Bradley Graham, Chasen Greenwood, Cole Howard, Evin Johnson, Fisher Kaake, Sean Kiralla, Jeremy Kurator, Josh Kurator, Eric Navarro, Matthew Ryan , DJ Smith, and James Velasco. Rounding out the cast of supporting roles; Chris Campbell, Chris Irvin, Brandon Kallen, Landon Lloyd, Coley McAvoy, Skyelar Nalley, Eric Ruiter, Mark Russell, Michele Vasile.
Directed by Jay S. King and Sarah Cleveland
Choreography by Christopher Gattelli, Shanna Van Derwerker, Chasen Greenwood
Production Management by Carolyn King
Technical Direction by Shane Pritchard
Dance associates are Matthew Ryan and Sarah Cleveland
Now on sale, tickets start at $65 and can be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, by calling (888) 810-8871 or online at Pechanga.com.
Press Release Provided By the Pechanga Resort & Casino