The second musical to hit Moonlight’s stage this summer will be the San Diego Premiere of “Newsies.” This musical is one of my favorite all time shows. The story and songs are top notch but it is the dancing that sticks out in this show. This is a show that I am most excited to see Moonlight deliver. It’s sure to be an amazing summer night of theater.
The show, based upon the Disney film of the same name, follows a group of rag tag orphans who earn a living as “newsies.” These kids are responsible for delivering the boroughs’ newspapers. The group of guys band together and strike against the all powerful Joe Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst in the famous 1899 New York City newsboy strike, a move that almost halts the city and changed the industry forever.
Moonlight Stage announced the NEWSIES! debuting many new actors along with several favorites making their return for the San Diego premiere of the hit musical.
NEWSIES! features: Dillon Klena (Jack Kelly), Katharine McDonough (Katherine Plumber), Hank Stratton (Joseph Pulitzer), Scott Arnold (Davey Jacobs), Noah Baird (Les Jacobs), Austyn Myers (Crutchie), Shirley Johnson (Medda Larkin), Greg Bailey (Wiesel / Stage Manager /Jacobi/Mayor), Jake Bradford (Albert/Bill Hearst), Gavin Calais (Jo Jo / Darcy), Gabriella Certo (Woman / Nun / Bowery Beauty), Wes Dameron (Finch), Hanz Enyeart (Elmer), Johnny Fletcher (Seitz), Sky Nathan Frank (Mush), Tyler Fromson (Romeo), Colby Hamann (Race), Danny Hansen (Spot Conlon / Tommy Boy / Scab), Fisher Kaake (Morris Delancey / Mike), Sean Kiralla (Buttons / Scab), Shayne Mims (Bunsen), Paul Morgavo (Snyder), Jacob Narcy (Henry), Greg Nicholas (Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt), James Odom (Specs), Tristen Ross (Sniper / Scab), Tim Stokel (Oscar Delancey / Ike), Erica Marie (WEISZ Hannah / Nun / Bowery Beauty)
Youth Ensemble: Nick Aiello, Sean Barnett, Josh Bradford, Hayden Luedde, Piatt Carpenter Pund, Tori Hitchcock, Madison O’Donovan, Claire Scheper, Cassidy Ann Smith, Catalina Jewel Zelles.
Additional Credits: Larry Raben (Director), Randi Rudolph (Musical Director and Conductor), Karl Warden (Choreographer)
NEWSIES: Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein
Single tickets for Moonlight Stage production of NEWSIES! range from $17 – $57. There are discounts for Seniors and Students and military. For tickets contact The Moonlight Amphitheatre at 760-724-2110 or visit the Moonlight Stage Production Ticket Website.
NEWSIES show times are June 18th – August 4 with gates opening at 6:30pm and showtimes at 8pm.
The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084
Take the Civic Center Drive and exit off Highway 78, go north. Turn right on E Vista Way. Turn right on Vale Terrace. Continue on Vale Terrace about 1/2 mile and turn left into Brengle Terrace Park.
Parking at Moonlight Amphitheatre
There is free parking available at Brengle Terrace Park. Shuttle service is available for those who end up parking in the upper grass lot. The shuttle will begin running 2.5 hours before the show starts as well as after the show.
For more information and tickets call The Moonlight Amphitheatre at 760-724-2110 or visit The Moonlight Stage Production website.