Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Presents… Newsies
Photos by Susan Marie Studio
In 1899, New York City got its news from an army of ragged orphans and runaways called newsies.
One homeless New York City newsboy Jack Kelly (Joseph Goedtke) befriends two newcomers to his trade, Davey (Kyle McKeown) and Les (Addie Hoffmann), who also dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
However, when publisher Joseph Pulitzer (Jacob Lux) raises distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, making it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike and Jack finds a cause for which to fight.
With the help of the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber (Gabby Helget), all of New York City soon recognizes the power of the “little man”. Newsies is based on the true story of the 1899 newsboys’ strike.
Directed by Geri Pelzel and choreographed by Gary Sassenberg this fast-paced, entertaining show, filled with outstanding musical numbers and incredible dance performances, will bring you straight into Jack’s world of 1899 New York, and you just may never want to leave!
Pelzel said she took about 35 students to see “Newsies” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater last spring.
“After seeing the students’ excitement for the show and assessing the real talent I had to work with this year, I knew this was our year to tackle this musical,” Pelzel said.
Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 507-794-4121 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday. There will also be general admission/walk-in tickets available at all three performances.
Jack Kelly Joseph Goedtke
Crutchie Jacob Stevens
Davey Kyle McKeown
Les Addie Hoffmann
Katherine Gabby Helget
Race Carter Currans
Albert Caleb Schumacher
Specs. Taylor Reinarts
Henry. Jacob Lux
Finch ………………………………………..Hali Soukup
Elmer ……………………………………….Emma Currans
Buttons …………………………………….Callie Bohnen
Splasher Leah Miller
Tommy Boy Maya Nelson
Mush Julia Helget
JoJo Joey Herzog
Medda Emily Stevens
Nuns Kira DeMaris, Anna Sellner, Natalie
Marti, Lexie Anderson, Regina Surprenant
Morris Delancey Nick Labat
Oscar Delancey Joey Fischer
Wiesel Mike Ludewig
Pulitzer Jacob Lux
Mrs.Seitz Kira DeMaris
Hannah Lexie Anderson
Nunzia Anna Sellner
Snyder………… John Luu Mathiowetz
Bowery Beauties Kira DeMaris, Anna Sellner,
Lauren Hofmann, Elliana Sanow,
Bella Hoffman, Samantha Ibberson
Guards Owen Weiss, John Miller
Mrs. Jacobi Regina Superprenant
Scabs Kaleb Wait, Owen Weiss, John Miller
Mayor. Michael Sloot
Spot Conlon CJ Surprenant
Brooklyn Newsies John Luu Mathiowetz,
Anna Sellner, Lexie Anderson,
Katelyn Rutcher, Owen Weiss, Kaleb Wait,
John Miller, Alexa Pelzel, Meriden Andres,
Emma Fischer, Sarah Zinnel, Sophie Kyllonen
Darcy Regina Surprenant
Barb Katelyn Rutcher
Roosevelt Laurence Simenson
Newsie Ensemble/Passerby/Refuge kids-Samantha Ibberson, Alexa Pelzel, Ellianna Sanow, Bella Hoffmann, Meriden Andres, Lauren Hoffmann, Cecelia Joyce, Natalie Marti, Emma Fischer, Sara Zinniel, Sophie Kyllonen, Trevor Zeig, Laurence Simenson, Katelyn Rutcher, Anna Sellner, Lexie Anderson, Regina Surprenant,
Tech Crew: Megan Ahlness, Lorena Butler, Sophie Portner
Don’t miss Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s production of Newsies at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 in St. Mary’s Auditorium.