NEWSIES presented by Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre through June 26. I attended the closing Wednesday performance.
After hearing nothing but good things about this production, I was fortunate enough to be invited by a friend who had an extra ticket (Thanks, Karen!).
The strong ensemble is led by Peter Neureuther as Jack Kelly, Evan Blust as Crutchie (great job modifying your choreography), Andrew Burke as Davey Jacobs and Grace Marie Rusnica as Katherine Plummer. Neureuther and Rusnica share great chemistry as their attraction for each other builds over the course of the show. Vocally the performances are wonderful both in the solos and in the ensemble numbers.
Director Eric Byrd maintains great energy and pacing throughout, taking full advantage of his performance areas. The choreography is sharp and well-executed throughout although I did find a few of the re-used steps to be a bit repetitive.
Overall, a highly entertaining, high energy production perfect for the whole family.
My rating: 4.75 out of 5.
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