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Cast Announced For Newsies

Music Theatre of Wenatchee announces the cast for the 2019 Apple Blossom Musical performance DISNEY’S NEWSIES, sponsored by North Cascades Bank:

 

The Newsies

Jack Kelly: Jeff Heminger

Crutchie: Michael McCormick

Davey: Mason Atwood

Les: Kade Devereaux

Henry/Spot Conlon: Blake McCormick

Tommy Boy: Gabe Kimmel

Mush: Grace Orallo

Elmer: Henry V Talbot

Romeo: Isaac Colyar

Specs: Jacob Scott

Splasher: Josiah Clifton

Finch: Landon Davies

Buttons: Olive Ryan

Mike: Parker Hair

Ike: Sarah Bersch

Race: Trip Landon

JoJo: Trisha Miller

Albert: Zach Savage

Newsies: Abbey Mott, Abby Danko, Caleb Clifton, Dorian Smith, Haven Ploch, Hunter Stancil, Lulu Pray, Macy Fowler, Mckayla Corulli, Megan McAllister, Soraya Martinez

Scab/Newsie/Orphan: Abbey Kimmel, Beckett Landon, Cate Shearer, Cortez Martinez, Cruz Martinez, Maya Scanlon

 

Other Cast

Katherine Plumber: Susan Heminger

Joseph Pulitzer: Dave Williams

Medda Larkin: Daina Toevs

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ainsley Shearer

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ali Brigleb

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Amy Sand

Nun 1/Ensemble: Andrea Colyar

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ava Rosvold

Goon/Policeman: Bryan Eveland

Seitz: Dane N. Schmidt

Mr. Jacobi/Goon/Mayor: Ettore Castellente

Oscar Delancey: Jacob Dunlop

Wiesel/Teddy Roosevelt: John Ryan

Bowery Beauty/Nun/Medda Understudy: Katie Renggli

Snyder (warden)/Nun: Louise A. Simon

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Maggie Stevens

Bunsen: Michael Schuyleman

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Morgan Lucas

Nunzio/Policeman: Percy Martinez

Darcy Pulitzer/Goon: Peyton Smith

Bill Hearst/Goon: Rowan Kappler

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Tori Seward

Morris Delancey: Tyler Kunz

 

Disney’s Newsies is a musical based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story. Packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, Newsies is set in turn-of-the-century New York City and tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.

This year, directors Paul and Kelly Atwood will bring the award-winning Broadway show to the Numerica Performing Arts Center, with support by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Davis Furniture, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Woods Family Music & Arts Fund, and KOHO 101.

Newsies will run for two weeks: May 1-2, 4 & 8-12 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 4:00pm, and May 11 at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at $27/$31 for adults, $25/$29 for seniors, and $21/$25 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Disney’s Newsies score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

2019 Hot August Nights at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces the 2019 Hot August Nights performance will be HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Partnering once again with Don Fox Designs LLC and Jaime Donegan Productions, Hot August Nights will return this summer for a 3 week run of this Tony nominated Broadway musical. Auditions for Hands on a Hardbody will be held February 4-5 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

For ten Texans who are down on their luck, the chance for a new life is only fifty-some hours and a hardbody truck away. This musical comedy is based on the 1997 documentary “Hands on a Hard Body”, which tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. With tuneful country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics by the band Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody explores a diverse cross-section of a small-town Texas community, including a Jesus-loving Norma Valverde and injured and out-of-work J.D. to boastful former winner Benny and hopeful dreamer Kelli. Each character has their own vision for the realization of their American Dream – and they’ll keep their hands on it as long as they can. Parental guidance recommended.

Director Jaime Donegan will be holding Open Auditions for all roles on February 4 at 5:00pm for women and 6:30pm for men at the Numerica PAC. Call backs will be held on February 5 starting at 5:30pm. All those auditioning must be prepared to sing 16 bars of an uptempo rock or country-rock song of their choice and be willing to commit to daily rehearsals in July 2019 through all performances in August 2019. For more information, visit www.numericapac.org/hot-august-nights/.

For information regarding stage crew or band positions please contact Don Fox at dfoxlighting@gmail.com. Tickets go on sale to Numerica PAC Members in May 2019.

Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Sponsored by longtime sponsor and theatre friends Dr. Tom and Vicki Michael.

January Events

The Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks off the New Year with two great shows: THE SIGNATURE PROJECT on January 16, followed by VILLALOBOS BROTHERS on January 17.

The Signature Project

New to the Numerica PAC lineup is The Signature Project, January 16 at 6:30pm, sponsored by Wenatchee Art Education Consortium and Washington Arts. It is a multi-faceted project, but at its core is a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural layered with hidden secrets. This live performance brings the mural to life, with artist Patrick Dunning weaving stories and images in the great tradition of Irish artists. In 1992, Dunning left his career as a well-respected young Irish painter to pursue a single painting made up of over 1 million signatures of people from across the globe. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and the audience will have the opportunity to add their autograph to the project.

Villalobos Brothers

The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis) have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. Live on the Numerica PAC stage January 17 at 7:30pm, the brothers’ original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. They were the first Mexican band ever to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC, as featured guest artists, adding this historic venue to an already impressive list of credits that includes the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Ford Theatres in Hollywood, and Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana. Tickets to see The Villalobos Brothers live in downtown Wenatchee are $17-$21. This show is sponsored by Cashmere Valley Bank and Rufus Woods, with support by the Numerica PAC Latino Council, Northwest Mariachi Festival, and media sponsor 103.9 KW3.

For tickets and a complete list of January events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series

The Numerica Performing Arts Center presents the second annual COLD WINTER NIGHTS COMEDY SERIES – three months of comedy starting January 2019. Each month will feature a stand-up comedy show on the Numerica PAC stage turned into an intimate, energetic “black box” experience. New to the comedy series are MONTHLY MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN, selected to fit the comedic theme every month for only $3 at ticket. Tickets are on sale now at the Numerica PAC.

JANUARY

The Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on January 10 at 6:30pm is WAYNE’S WORLD. This big screen spin-off of the “Saturday Night Live” skit follows Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) as they battle to save their public access show “Wayne’s World” from the world of commercial television. Rated PG-13.

The stand-up comedy headliner on January 19 at 7:00pm will be ANDREW SLEIGHTER. Sleighter has been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Nuvo TV’s Stand Up & Deliver, and Conan. His comedy has the ability to reach wide ranges of audiences and works in a diversity of rooms.

FEBRUARY

The Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on February 6 at 6:30pm is THE BIG LEBOWSKI, sponsored by Ben McNair with Draggoo Financial Group. This 1998 crime-comedy film stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a LA slacker and avid bowler. After being assaulted as the result of mistaken identity, The Dude learns that a millionaire shares his name. The millionaire commissions The Dude to deliver a ransom for his kidnapped wife, but the plan goes awry when The Dude’s friend (John Goodman) has another plan in mind. Rated R.

The stand-up comedy headliner on February 9 at 7:00pm is KURT BRAUNOHLER. Braunohler has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and his first televised hour of comedy, Trust Me, on Comedy Central. He also appeared in Judd Apatow’s film The Big Sick, and was the on-set writer for the film. In addition to comedy and acting, Braunohler is a podcaster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into strangers’ lives to make the world a better place.

MARCH

The Monthly Movie on the Big Screen on March 6 at 6:30pm is THIS IS SPINAL TAP, sponsored by Mark & Kelly Saint Hubbins. This 1984 American mockumentary follows the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap as a documentary filmmaker follows the band on their US tour. Throughout the tour the band experiences show cancellations and rescheduled shows in smaller venues, and soon tensions rise the between the band and their manager.

The stand-up comedy headliner on March 2 at 7:00pm is KELSEY COOK. Cook made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in March 2018, as well as her Comedy Central debut on This Is Not Happening in April 2018. Her other television appearances include AXS TV, FOX, FUSE, and MTV. Cook spent three years touring in over 60 cities across the country with Jim Norton.

Cold Winter Nights is intended for a mature audience and made possible by American Family Insurance – Jake Davison Agency, Endsley & Company, North 40 Productions, Tumbleweed, Eastside Pawns, Dilly Deli, Sweetwood BBQ, and media sponsors ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, ESPN Radio 900 & 1020, and 94.3 Jack FM.

General admission tickets to each stand-up comedy show are $22, and reserved VIP Tables for 4 are available for $140. Tickets are limited. Series packages to all three stand-up shows are $60.Tickets to the Monthly Movies are each $3.

For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

2019 Apple Blossom Musical: Disney’s Newsies

Music Theatre of Wenatchee and the Numerica Performing Arts Center announce the 2019 Apple Blossom Musical will be DISNEY’S NEWSIES in partnership with The Wenatchee World, sponsored by North Cascades Bank for the 100th anniversary of Washington Apple Blossom Festival. There will be 10 performances of Newsies at the Numerica PAC: May 1-2, 4 & 8-11 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 4:00pm, and May 11 at 2:00pm. Open Auditions are December 10-12.

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act). The Disney musical is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message featuring now classis songs including “Carrying the Banner”, “Seize the Day””, and “Santa Fe”. This 2019 Apple Blossom Musical is directed by Paul and Kelly Atwood, with music direction by Marilyn Everhart and choreography by Melissa Miller-Port.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.

AUDITIONS for Disney’s Newsies will be held December 10-12. Child Auditions (grades 4-8) will be held at the Numerica PAC on December 10 at 4:00pm. Adult Auditions (high school and adults) will be held at the Numerica PAC on December 10 and Riverside Playhouse on December 11 at 7:00pm. Call-backs for all roles will be on December 12. Those auditioning must be prepared to sing one of three select song from the show, learn a simple dance routine, and be willing to commit to rehearsals starting January 7. Full audition information can be found at www.numericapac.org/newsies

TICKETS for Newsies are $27/$31 for adults, $25/$29 for seniors, and $21/25 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. Tickets will go on sale to theatre members on November 28 and to the public on December 12. This show is supported by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Davis Furniture, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Woods Family Music & Arts Fund, and KOHO 101.

Disney’s Newsies score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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