Get your ‘Newsies’ be­fore it’s gone

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - YOUR WEEKEND - Con­trib­uted story WARNER STAGE COM­PANY

TOR­RING­TON — The Warner Stage Com­pany will present the fi­nal per­for­mances of Dis­ney’s “Newsies” on the Main Stage Nov. 9 to 11.

Set in New York City at the turn of the cen­tury, this is the rous­ing tale of Jack Kelly, a charis­matic news­boy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dream of only a bet­ter life far from the hard­ship of the streets.

The story is in­spired by the real-life “News­boy Strike of 1899,” when news­boy Kid Blink led a band of or­phaned newsies on an ac­tion against pow­er­ful news­pa­per pub­lish­ers. High en­ergy and with non­stop thrills, the stage ver­sion in­tro­duces eight new songs by the orig­i­nal team of Alan Menken and Jack Feld­man while keep­ing many of the beloved songs from the film.

The Warner Stage Com­pany pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney’s “Newsies” is di­rected by Richard McKenna with mu­sic direc­tor

Jim Lu­urt­sema and co­chore­og­ra­phers Sharon W. Houk and Caitlin Nolan Beaudry.

The cast fea­tures Naomi Aldrich, William Arm­strong, Thad­deus Asheim, Julie Baer­ney, Peter Bard, Tyler Bard, Mary Can­toni-John­son, Colin Christie, Michael Christie, Ai­den Cin­cotta, Marc Evan Costanzo, Kath­leen Cum­mings, Jonathan David, Ri­ley De­laney, Zachary Geiger, Bren­dan Reilly Har­ris, Holly Havens, Rob­bie James, Jack Lewis, Co­nio Lopardo, Doreen Lopez, Doug McCarthy, Jeff McGurk, Cas­san­dra McKenna, Robert Me­len­dez, Colton Mor­ris, L. Nagel, Aubrie Oporto, Louis Oporto, Raelin Oporto, Char­lie Pel­letier, Colin Quigley, Michael Ra­malho, Trevor Ri­naldi, Noel Roberge, Michael Ruby, Zachary Tay­lor, Dick Ter­hune, Kelly White, Sara Wil­son, Jim Wood and Dy­lan Zaw­isza.

Per­for­mances are Fri­day and Satur­day at 8 pm and Sun­day at 2 pm. Mu­sic by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feld­man and book by Har­vey Fier­stein. Based on the Dis­ney film writ­ten by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. “Newsies” is pre­sented through spe­cial ar­range­ment with Mu­sic The­atre In­ter­na­tional.

To pur­chase tick­ets, call the Warner Box Of­fice at 860-489-7180 or visit warn­erthe­atre.org.

Warner Stage Com­pany / Con­trib­uted photo

The fi­nal per­for­mances of the Warner Stage Com­pany’s pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney’s “Newsies” will be held this week­end.

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