205 Woodlawn Dr, Vestal, NY 13850
Vestal High School student actors bring the plucky tale of the 1899 Newsboys Strike to life with Disney’s “Newsies” by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Performances at Vestal High School are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, with a matinee performance at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
Director Austin Kiley along with Assistant Director Laura Preston leads a cast of over 60 student performers and two-dozen crew. Conducting the orchestra is Maureen Kiley, Quinn Singer is choreographer and Josh Sedelmeyer is fight director.
A talented cast tells the historical story of the 1899 Newsboys’ Strike in New York City. Senior Robert Fischer is Newsie “Jack Kelly,” while the role of ambitious reporter “Katherine Plumber” is shared by Abigail Sprague and Tomiko Nicholson. Other key roles are played by Collin Pickett as “Davey,” Josh Sifert as “Crutchie,” Joseph Lamoureux as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Hannah Goldberg as “Les,” Patrick Kerley as “Race” and Bella Pirnie and Jenna Vandervort alternating the role of “Medda Larkin.”
Tickets are on sale at $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. For box office reservations, visit the Vestal Central School District website. Look for the news article on “Newsies” on the Home page or the Vestal High School web page. It will contain a link to the online reservation form. Ticket orders can also be placed by emailing [email protected] or calling 607-757-3443. In either message, please indicate your name, the performance you would like to attend and the number of tickets you will need. Reserved tickets can be picked up at the “will call” table after payment is received. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each scheduled performance.