Artisan Center Theater presents
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Directed and Choreographed by Cody Walker
Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz
DISNEY’S NEWSIES runs January 4, 2019 through February 9, 2019.
Hurst, Texas, December 21, 2018 – DISNEY’S NEWSIES opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, January 4, 2019 and runs through Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning January 12. Reserved seating tickets are $28.00 for adults, $26.00 for students and seniors, and $16.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thursday tickets are $26.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at ArtisanCT.com, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.
It's time to carry the banner with Disney's Newsies! 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!
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) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
FEATURED IN DISNEY’S NEWSIES ARE:
Jack Kelly - Sadat Hossain, Josh Wilson
Katherine Plumber - Megan Legemann, Marisa Hampton
Davey - Tanner Cockrum, Josue Summers
Crutchie - Griffin Hoch
Medda Larkin - Judi Conger, Megan Brady
Joseph Pulitzer - Mark Scott, Aaron Knight
Les - Jimmy Jones, Braylen Nelson
Spot Conlon / Scab / Goon - Seth May, Tanner Cockrum
Wiesel / Mr. Jacobi / Nunzio / Roosevelt - Fred Patterson
Morris DeLancey / Pit Singer #8 - Michael Hasty
Oscar DeLancey - Brendon Ramsey, Hayden Cawood
Snyder / Photographer - James Kazen
Seitz/Policeman/Guard/Pit Singer #7 - Christian Jaussi, Seth May
Mayor / Stage Manager - Kyle Scarborough, Brendon Ramsey
Bunsen / Nun #1 - Devon Harper, Connie George
Hannah / Bowery Beauty #1 / Nun #2 - Hope Taylor
Bowery Beauty #2 / Nun #3 - Michelle Dulin, Brittany Jenkins
Race - Jacob Cathey
Albert - Kaleb Godwin, Josh Wilson
Finch - Henry Cawood
Specs / Bill - Cole Wilkerson
Romeo - Marcus Solis
Henry / Scab / Goon - Ryan Janke, Andres Reyes
Mush - Matthew Grand, Hayden Beaty
Elmer / Goon - Harrison Cawood
Tommy Boy / Darcy - Alex Faught
Jo Jo - Harmony Aragones, Lizzy Davis
Splasher / Scab - Kylie Scarborough, Ava Amlong
Buttons - Brittany Jenkins, Michelle Dulin
Pit Singer #1 - Madison Jones, Alyssa Goeringer
Pit Singer #2 - Avery Jones
Pit Singer #3 - Jake Jones, Alonna Neyhart
Pit Singer #4 - Matthew Jones, Brendon Ramsey
Pit Singer #5 - Brady Lee, Derian Ramsey
Pit Singer #6 - Patrick Vu, Hayden Cawood
*Understudy - Josh Wilson: Crutchie
*Understudy - Ava Amlong & Kylie Scarborough: Bowery Beauties
*Understudy - Michael Hasty: Weisel, Roosevelt, Nunzio, Mr. Jacobi, Romeo, Elmer
*Understudy - Seth May: Snyder
*Understudy - Lizzie Davis: Tommy Boy, Finch
*Understudy - Ava Amlong: Hannah, Race, Specs
*Vocal Captains - Hayden Cawood, Christian Juassi
*Dance Captain - Brittany Jenkins
*Fight Captain - Harrison Cawood
SUMMARY OF DISNEY’S NEWSIES
Who: Artisan Center Theater, a 196 seat theater-in-the-round
What: DISNEY’S NEWSIES
When: January 4, 2019 – February 9, 2019
Where: Artisan Center Theater - Main Stage, 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas
Director: Cody Walker
Showtimes: 7:30pm on M/T/Th/F/Sat with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning January 12.
Tickets: Reserved seats are: $28.00 for adults, $26.00 for students and seniors, and $16.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thursday tickets are $26.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 12 and under.
Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; website: www.ArtisanCT.com
ABOUT THE THEATER:
Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional plays on the its 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage. Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 100,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday.
Photographer – Al Smith
Photo – left to right: Michelle Dulin, Henry Cawood, Alex Faught, Jacob Cathey, Harrison Cawood, Lizzy Davis, Henry Beaty, Cole Wilkerson, Josh Wilson, Kylie Scarborough
Coming next to Artisan Main Stage is
Annie Get Your Gun
February 22, 2019 – March 30, 2019
For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.