Newsies the Musical

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Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the ctionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the lm, including “Carrying the Banner,”“Seize the Day,”“King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Dates: Rehearsals will be held at the StarStruck Studios and the performances will be held in the Dublin Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are July 20 – August 4, 2019

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start on Monday, April 29, 2019. Typically, the schedule will be: Sundays @ 3-8/9p, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays @ 6/6:30-9p. A specific schedule will be given out after casting. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal.

Fees: Tuition Fees are $600; Costume Fees are $150. Limited scholarships are available, contact the StarStruck office for more information.

Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at or 510-659-1319.


Family Commitment: StarStruck Theatre expects performer attendance at all scheduled rehearsals. We will provide a weekly schedule with specific call times, but performers must be prepared to rehearse up to four days each week. We also require each family to contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the production. There will undoubtedly be personal, family, and school events that will need to be missed because of being cast in the show.

Important Dates:

  • 4/29: First Rehearsal
  • 4/29-7/5: Rehearsals
  • Sunday 5/5 @ 7pm: Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • 7/6-7/19: Mandatory Tech Rehearsals
  • Saturday 7/20: Opening Night
  • Sunday, 7/21: Performance
  • Friday, 7/26: Performance
  • Saturday, 7/27: Performance
  • Sunday, 7/28: Performance
  • Friday, 8/2: Performance
  • Saturday, 8/3: Performance
  • Sunday, 8/4: Closing/Strike

Cast List (Pending Conflicts)

Thank you to everyone who audition for Disney’s Newsies. We had many talented people audition and unfortunately we are not able to accept everyone into the show. We really appreciate the time you took to prepare your audition, and encourage you to audition again at the next opportunity.

Congratulations to our cast of Newsies. We are excited to get started and are looking forward to working with you soon. Please respond to by Friday, March 15th to accept or decline your role. We will be contacting you soon in regards to our supplemental Dance Classes for the Newsies.

Jack Kelly – Diego China
Crutchie – Drew Hope
Davey – Niko Le
Les – Russell Lym
Katherine Plumber – Mehaa Mekala
Joseph Pulitzer – Roman Severtson
Medda Larkin – Maya Hoyt

Race – Roeen Nooran
Finch – Matthew Locke
Albert – Connor Creach
Henry – Andre Lajevardi
Romeo – Jack China
Mush – Noah Woll
Elmer – Valerie Golobic
Specs – Brian Loh
Buttons – Gisele Lajevardi
Jo Jo – Rocket Isaac
Tommy Boy – Amabel Loh
Ike – Ben Magaña

Spot Conlon – Hannah Martinez-Crow

Darcy – Bella Hintzman
Bill – Lauren Berling

Wiesel/Mr. Jacobi – Bryce Harrison
Seitz/Teddy Roosevelt – Leif Pearson
Nunzio/Mayor/Guard – Ethan Le
Bunsen/Policeman – Ritvik Kulkarni
Snyder/Stage Manager – Garrison Garcia
Hannah – Francesca Jensen
Morris Delancey – Neil Basu
Oscar Delancey – Anuj Shah

Newsie Specialty Dancers
Karina Anthony
Aleshani Altan
Maya Basu
Lauren Berling
Chloe Garcia
Gabriella Garcia
Valerie Golobic
Patricia Gutierrez
Andre Lajevardi
Gisele Lajevardi
Amabel Loh
Brian Loh
Hannah Martinez-Crow

Newsie/Ensemble (these roles will still be doing a lot of dancing! You will mostly be playing a Newsie and may also play other roles as needed)
Nicolas Aguilar
Sarah Chen
Yasmine Farah
Bella Hintzman
Edward Kennedy
Gabriel Lew
Eliana Levin
Ella Lym
Micah Madsen
Emma Martinez-Crow
Mia Nite
Anh-Hien Nguyen
Jaezali Silva
Jessica Steele
Allison Udelhoven