Athens Community Theatre Presents

Disney’s Newsies

  • Thursday, October 14 & 21* at 7:00 pm
  • Friday, October 14 & 22 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 15 & 23 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 16 & 24 at 2:00 pm

Directed by Tyler Peaden

Music Directed by Matthew Crabtree

Choreographed by Andrea Lynn

Tickets $20/adult & $15/student

*Thursday, October 21 will be a masks-required showing for those in our community that are immunocompromised and cannot be in spaces with unmasked individuals.

The Story Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”


Currently hosting auditions to fill a number of roles, click here for more information!

Jack Kelly: Elijah Sharp
Crutchie: Michael Webb
Davey Jacobs: Brendon Ferguson
Les Jacobs: Tyler Jacobs 
Katherine Plumber: Leslie Arnold 
Joseph Pulitzer: TBD
Medda Larkin: TBD
Wiesel/Jacobi: Jimmy Jacobs
Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty: Zyan Kirkland
Nun/Woman/Bowery Beauty: Jessica Klaaren
Nun/Bowery Beauty/Guard: Andrea Lynn
Stage Manager/Mayor/Seitz: Beth Alford 
Nuncio/Guard/Police/Roosevelt: Jim Kirkland 
Bunsen/Snyder/Police: TBD 


Darcy/Albert: Raegan Graves
Mike/Buttons: Alexia Taylor 
Finch/Morris: Blake Chastain 
Henry/Ike: Natalie Leonesio 
Elmer: Belle Brady
Jojo/Oscar: Patrick Vaughn
Romeo/Splasher: TBD 
Spot Conlon/Tommy Boy: TBD 
Mush: Cara Ebeling
Race: Elizabeth Alford
Bill/Specs: Miriam Offutt 
The Littlest Newsie: Ella Jacobs 

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Disney’s Newsies is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).