Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of the Tony-winning musical adaptation of the Disney hit NEWSIES opens tonight, December 1st, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in costume below!

Inspired by the real-life newsboy strike of 1899, this Disney-movie-turned-hit-Broadway-musical has something for everyone - acrobatic dancing, heartfelt songs and a rousing story of underdogs taking on the establishment - all rolled into a feel-good evening of family entertainment.

Jonathan Shew plays the charismatic dreamer, Jack Kelly, in his PTC debut. William Parry returns to Utah to play the stern and frugal Joseph Pulitzer. Nadia Vynn returns to PTC as the ambitious reporter, Katherine. Austin Archer, a Utah-native, returns to PTC from New York to play Crutchie. Stephen Michael Langton played Davey, Jack's unlikely friend, for more than a year with the 1st National Tour of Newsies and reprises the role on the PTC stage. Cicily Daniels plays Medda Larkin. Child actors Maxwell Rimington and Brandon Smith share the role of Les, Davey's fiery little brother. Matt Bauman, Jordan Beall, Joe Beauregard, Tade Biesinger, Richie Call, Lenny Daniel, Kilty Reidy and Davis Wayne comprise the remaining Equity cast members.

Ismael Arrieta, Lance Barker, Patrick Ryan Castle, David Guy Holmes, Jesse Klick, Tomas Joaquin Matos, John Peterson, Ric Starnes, Ross Thompson, Scott Whipple, Katryna Williams, Myles Woolstenhulme and Amanda Wright complete the Ensemble.

Pioneer Theatre Company Artistic Director Karen Azenberg directs and choreographs this production. Tom Griffin returns to PTC as the guest musical director after Oliver! last season. Lenny Daniel is the assistant director and choreographer, and also plays Wiesel. Scenic design is by George Maxwell. Guest costume designer David Kay Mickelsen designs his 13th PTC production in the past 21 years. Lighting design is by Kirk Bookman. Hair and makeup design is by PTC Resident Hair and Makeup Designer Amanda French, and sound design is by PTC Resident Sound Designer Kate Wecker.

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
The cast of NEWSIES at Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
The cast of NEWSIES at Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
The cast of NEWSIES at Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Nadia Vynn as Katherine

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Nadia Vynn as Katherine

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Nadia Vynn as Katherine

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Nadia Vynn as Katherine and Jonathan Shew (Jack Kelly)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Nadia Vynn as Katherine and Jonathan Shew (Jack Kelly)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Cicily Daniels as Medda Larkin

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
William Parry as Joseph Pulitzer

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
William Parry (Joseph Pulitzer) and Jonathan Shew (Jack Kelly)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Jonathan Shew (Jack Kelly) and William Parry (Joseph Pulitzer)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
Jonathan Shew (Jack Kelly), David Guy Holmes (Snyder) and Austin Archer (Crutchie)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
David Guy Holmes as Snyder

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
BranDon Smith as Les, in front of Jonathan Shew as Jack Kelly and Stephen Michael Langton as Davey

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
BranDon Smith as Les, in front of Stephen Michael Langton as Davey

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
The cast of NEWSIES at Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NEWSIES, Opening Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
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