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2023 Summer Classics Season Announced at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre

WFIT_logoCLUE: The Musical
April 19-May 14

FOOTLOOSE
May 31-June 25

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
July 5-July 30

MAN OF LA MANCHA 
Aug. 16-Sept. 10

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NEWSIES Quick Review

NEWSIES presented by Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre through June 26. I attended the closing Wednesday performance.

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The cast of NEWSIES. Photo by Tammy Cassesa.

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.

Click here for more information on the production.

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Cast Announced for CAROUSEL at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre

WFIT logoThe cast includes:

  • Katie McCarthy as Carrie Pipperidge
  • Lauren Everett as Julie Jordan
  • Jeremiah Plessinger as Billy Bigelow
  • Kelsey Chandler as Nettie Fowler
  • Sean Miller-Jones as Enoch Snow
  • Dan Cohen as Jigger Craigin
  • Rachael Petranek as Mrs. Mullin
  • Jenna Treinen as Louise
  • Evan Rogers as Enoch Snow Jr./Ensemble
  • Jerrod Gruber as David Bascombe/Ensemble
  • Justin Reilmann as 1st Heavenly Friend/Ensemble
  • Ed Cohen as Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon
  • Christian Arias as Carnival Boy/Ensemble
  • Ensemble: Christopher Wells, Dalen Payton, Kanai Nakata, Zac Holman, William Gibson, Anthony Nocero, Kelsey Schwarber, Sarah Condon, Paige Landers, Arianna Catalano, Chelsey Ross, Rachel Dolezal & Elena Boyd

Directed by Dee Anne Bryll, with music direction by Ryan Heinrich and choreographed by Jay Goodlett & Jenny Goodlett.

Performances run Aug. 17-Sept. 11.

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JERRY’S GIRLS Runs July 6-31

WFIT_Jerrys Girls logoJERRY’S GIRLS
Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre
July 6-31
East Price Hill

Directed & choreographed by Dan Doerger
Music directed by Linda Abbott

Cast: Cassidy Steele, Kaitlin McCulloch, Annie Schneider, Reilly Grace, Annie Jennings, Chloe Esmeier and Rebecca Mactaggart

A joyous and timely salute to Jerry Herman by the women of Broadway – including Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, Auntie Mame Dennis in Mame, Countess Aurelia in Dear World, Mabel Normand in Mack and Mabel and even ZaZa in La Cage Aux Folles! Featuring Jerry’s big Broadway hits, like “Before the Parade Passes By”, “We Need a Little Christmas”, “The Best of Times”, “Mame”, “Hello Dolly” and more!

  • Wed-Thu, July 6-7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 10 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, July 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 17 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, July 20-21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 22-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, July 27-28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 2pm

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Disney’s NEWSIES Runs June 1-26

WFIT_Newsies logoDisney’s NEWSIES
Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre
June 1-26
[East Price Hill]

Directed & choreographed by Eric Byrd
Music direction by Damon Stevens
Associate choreographer Renee Stoltzfus

Cast: Peter Neureuther as Jack Kelly, Evan Blust as Crutchie, Andrew Burke as Davey, Desmond Hutchens as Les Jacobs, Grace Rusnica as Katherine, Nick Rohr as Morris Delancey, Payton Trout as Oscar Delancey/Darcy, Kate Stark as Newsie, Arianna Catalano as Newsie, Rodger Pille as Pulitzer, Kyndra Jefferies as Medda, Aaron Marshall as Wiesel, Evan Koons as Seitz/Snyder, Jerrod Gruber as Bunsen, Greg Moore as Nunzio, Ethan Kuchta as Race, a Newsie, Zach Treinen as Romeo, a Newsie, Anderson Rothwell as Specs, a Newsie, Christian Arias as Finch, a Newsie, Henry Howland as Elmer, a Newsie, Hunter Broyle as Mush, a Newsie/Bill, Gabriel Kanai Nakata as Albert, a Newsie, Donald Washington as Henry, a Newsie/Scab & Chris Monell as Spot, a Newsie/Scab, Tommy Bob

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of a band of teenaged paper-boys who fight against unfair conditions and rally the whole town!  Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.”

  • Wed-Thu, June 1-2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, June 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 12 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, June 15-16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 19 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, June 22-23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 26 at 2pm

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