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Thomas Lassiter as Jack Kelly


Melissa Momboisse as Katherine Plumber
Ashley Forney as Medda Larkin
Thomas Lassiter as Jack Kelly


Thomas Lassiter as Jack Kelly
Kyle Herrera as Davey


July 16 - 31, 2022 Bankhead Theater Livermore, CA

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It's time to carry the banner with Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Disney’s Newsies the Musical Is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by a Newsboys Strike in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring.

Newsies was inspired by the real-life two-week strike by newsboys in 1899, led by Kid Blink, against the powerful newspaper publishers of the time, including William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. It addresses themes of social justice, exploitative child labor practices and fighting the establishment.

Artistic Staff and Cast for Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical

  • Producer: Kathleen Breedveld
  • Director: Carol Hovey
  • Musical Director: Sierra Dee Rankin
  • Choreographer: Meghan Hornbacker
  • Stage Manager/Asst. Director: Brian Olkowski


  • Jack Kelly: Tommy Lassiter
  • Joseph Pulitzer: Matthew Kelly
  • Katherine Plumber: Melissa Momboisse
  • Davey Jacobs: Kyle Herrera
  • Medda Larkin: Ashley Forney
  • Crutchie: Daniel Brown
  • Les Jacobs: Keenan Moran
  • Race: Elijah Maravilla
  • Spot Conlon: Eric Maravilla
  • Jojo: Ryan Ducker
  • Bill: Osvaldo Mora
  • Tommy Boy: Mikayla Freeman
  • Romeo: Jonny Banuelos
  • Albert: Leo Diaz
  • Specs: Tori Speed
  • Finch: Charlie Reyes
  • Elmer/Henry: Arriana Glenn
  • Seitz: Hakili Smith
  • Roosevelt: Gary Foley
  • Snyder: Joe Saam
  • Ike: Emily Kessel
  • Buttons: Emma Curtin
  • Mike: Emma Sundstrom
  • Mush: Gabby Blackhurst
  • Scab 1: Emily Couch
  • Scab 2: Charlotte Curtin
  • Scab 3: Caydence Johnson
  • Bowery Beauty, Newsie-Splasher: Heather Warren
  • Photographer, Stage Manager, Nun: Keira Weir
  • Bowery Beauty, Newsie: Meghan Hornbacker
  • Hannah, Bowery Beauty, Nun, Jacobi, Newsie: Rachelle King
  • Morris Delancey: Miles Vetrovec
  • Oscar Delancey, Nunzio: Eric Feinstein
  • Wiesel, Bunsen: Mike Freeman
  • Mayor: Jon Hovey