NEWSIES Runs July 27-Aug. 5

CASA_Newsies logoNEWSIES
Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy
July 27-Aug. 5
[Avondale]

Directed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley
Music directed by Melody Wallace
Choreographed by Maria Broderick

Cast: Paige Genevieve Ambach as Katherine Plumber, Chloe Baron as Henry/Featured Dancer/Darcy,
Breanna Brandenburg as Albert/Elmer/Featured Dancer/Dance Captain, John Cerimele as Mr. Jacobi, Cayce Cobaugh as Davey, James Covarrubias as Buttons/Scab/Goon, Bella DeJesus as Romeo, Nicholas Delfino as Nunzio/Photographer/Goon, Sara Detwiler as Les, Kaitlin Diersing as Tommy Boy/Bunsen/Goon, Meghan Dincler as Mike/Scab/Goon, Laura Dinn as Finch/Featured Dancer, William Forgham as Snyder, Grace Goodwin as Jo Jo/Featured Dancer/Nun/Bowery Beauty, Cecilia Gries as Dance Captain/SPECS/Featured Dancer, Meg Griffin as Joseph Pulitzer/Goon, Amy Helms as Spot Conlon/Featured Dancer, Allie Houston as Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty/Delancey Brother, Taylor Lindsey as Seitz, Carley Millette as Splasher/Goon, Gabrielle Mouch as Race/Featured Dancer, Ryan Smith as Medda Larkin, Nick Swope as MUSH/Cop/Bill/A SCAB, Katie Tierney as Stage Manager/Pulitzer’s Guard/Goon/Mayor, Nick Wasserbauer as Jack Kelly, Cristina Whyte as Crutchie & Emily Wolfe as Ike

Most people familiar with Newsies will rave about it due to its spectacular dancing and catchy songs. What many do not realize is that it is based upon actual events of the 1899 newsies strike started and run BY CHILDREN! Newsies were as young as 4 years old, but most of the members of the “first newsies union” were between 11-15 years of age. It lasted about 2 weeks and actually ended with results of a successful compromise. This story speaks so loudly and clearly to today’s generation. Just like the students who founded March for our Lives, the real newsies of 1899 “challenged our whole generation to stand up and demand a place at the table.” There were many more strikes to follow until finally in 1938 Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Fri-Sun, July 27-29 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sun, Aug. 3-5 at 7:30pm

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