The Lexington Theatre Company presents Disney’s Newsies August 1–4 at The Lexington Opera House in Kentucky. Get a sneak peek at the production in the video above.
Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith helms the musical, with choreography by Mara Newbery Greer and music direction by Brock Terry.
The cast is led by Dan DeLuca (Newsies national tour) as Jack Kelly, Tessa Grady (Dames at Sea, Cinderella) as Katherine, Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera) as Joseph Pulitzer, and Carrie Compere (The Color Purple, Shrek the Musical) as Medda Larkin with Karyn Czar as Hannah and the Nun, David Lin as Les, Darian Sanders as Bunsen, Bob Singleton as Snyder, Paul Thomas as Mayor, Wiesel, and Mr. Jacobi, and Joseph Wrightson as Seitz.
College students and recent graduates featured in the cast include Aaron Robinson as Davey, Miller Jay Kraps as Crutchie, Benjamin Sears as Race, Vincent Andaloro, Michelle Elizabeth Arotsky, Kurtis Bradley Brown, Shannon L. Calkins, Samuel Gerber, Ari Glauser, Brandon Halvorsen, Anna Hertel, Dakota Hoar, Hunter Mayfield, Elizabeth McGuire, Sean McManus, Stone Mountain, PJ Palmer, Zachary Scott Prall, Alexander Slade, John Eric Viso, and Ethan Zeph.
The educational mission of the theatre company centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.