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Camden High School brings ‘Newsies’ to the stage

Posted 2/21/19

CAMDEN — “Newsies” will be hitting the Camden High School auditorium stage on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 for two shows — 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, and …

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Camden High School brings ‘Newsies’ to the stage

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CAMDEN — “Newsies” will be hitting the Camden High School auditorium stage on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 for two shows — 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, and children age 3 and younger are free. Tickets can be reserved by calling 315-794-0316 or emailing musicaltix@camdencsd.org. 

For other information regarding the show you can contact Kimberly A. Dean at Kdean@camdencsd.org.

Newsies is a musical about a homeless New York City newsboy Jack “Cowboy” Kelly who befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David and Les Jacobs. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton, a journalist who’s sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys’ battle grips the city.

The show is being produced by Kimberly Bird, with Heather Serway as musical director. Dee Dee Knapp Brody has lended her choreography expertise with Dylan Isom assisting with choreography.

Michaele Morehouse will direct the pit of talented high school and community musicians. The costumes are being made by Sue Teelin and Diane Lundrigan, along with high school students aiding in the sewing endeavors. Steve Keller is working to design a very unique set, Dean said. And Amy Andrews is making sure the set is colorful.

Dean is in charge of fund-raising and selling the tickets to the show.

“This is just to name a few of the hard working dedicated students, faculty and community members working behind the scenes,” she said.

This year’s cast: Dominic Walker as Jack Kelly, Cael Sullivan as Crutchie, Madison Bird as Davey, Kevin Gloude as Les, Mackenzie Yahoudy-Macner as Race, Laura Chase as Albert, Gavin Vera as Specs and Seitz, Adeline Houser as Henry, Abby Walker as Finch, Chase Goodwin as Romeo, Delainey Hebble as Elmer, Kiara Burton as Mush, Emily Pitoniak as Buttons and Spot Conlon, Kiera Burke as Splasher, Erin Meagher as Tommy Boy, Jordan Babcock as Jo Jo, Nathan Simmons as Mike, Sharlotte Jones as Ike, Molly Dunfield, Lilly Sullivan.

Also: Lillyanna Whipple and Katie Wilson as a Swing Newsies, Joshua Mayden as Morris Delancey and a Swing Newsie, Richard Danaher as Oscar Delancey and a Swing Newsie, Chloe Baumgarten as a Scab and a Swing Newsie, Alaina Sprole as a Scab and a Swing Newsie, Anna Dobransky as a Scab and a Swing Newsie, Jaden Scott as Katherine Plumber, Sydney Dean as Darcy and a Swing Newsie, Brittany Dineen as Bill and a Swing Newsie, Emily Henderson as Weisel, the Stage Manager, Mr. Jacobi and Mayor, Tyler Parent as Joseph Pulitzer, Ayla Roark as Nun, Bowery Beauty, Bunsen and a Swing Newsie.

And: Sophie Marin as Nun, Bowery Beauty, Hannah and Swing Ensemble, Evan Young as Nunzio and Snyder, Johnny Danaher as Man, Policeman and a Guard, Camryn Sullivan as Medda Larken and Nun, Taylor Post as Nun, Bowery Beauty, and a Brooklyn Newsie, Zoe Abrams as Nun, Bowery Beauty and Brooklyn Newsie, Harrison Klun as Governor Teddy Roosevelt and Swing Ensemble, Courtney Christmas, Kierra Connor, Amber Doane, Nina Horne, Damien Kessler as Brooklyn Newsies and Swing Ensemble, and Hayden Tobaisson as a Goon.

This year’s pit includes McKenna Brazie, Beth Bushaw, Danielle Caringi, Austin Carver, Jennifer Chase, Abigail Harring, Madison Henry, Carter Keller, Tanner Kuc, Areionna Morales, Kelsey Munz, Evelyn Parker, Jasmine Pritchard, Sophia Riesterer, Casey Renwick, Jasmine Renwick, Rick Sherwood, Carter Simmons and Jaiden Widdall.

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