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Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season this weekend with the second weekend of the critically-acclaimed Disney’s Newsies!
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of
The cast of “Disney’s Newsies” at North Scott High School’s auditorium.
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!
Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the acclaimed Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, etc.), lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by the inimitable Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, La Cage aux Folles), this thrilling show is sure to sing and dance its way into your hearts!
Andrew Arevalo and Sophia Kilburg star in CCT’s “Disney’s Newsies” in Eldridge.
Directing and choreographing the production is professional actor Ashley Mills Becher, who is currently also performing in Circa ’21’s production of Saturday Night Fever
. Ashley also works with Davenport
Junior Theatre, and Lancer Productions. She will be guest directing Frozen
this winter at the latter. Ashley runs the Circa ’21 educational program ‘Rising Stars’ alongside her husband, Bobby Becher.
The extraordinarily talented cast includes Wisconsin native Andrew Arevalo as Jack Kelly, Sophia Kilburg as Katherine Plummer, Chris Tracy shines in yet another villain role, as Joseph Pulitzer, Nickie Callender as Davey, and current Jr. Miss Rock Island
County Fair Queen Marley Haley as Crutchie. The talented ensemble will wow you with their athletic leaps and tricks, tap dancing, and masterful anthemic singing, all done on an industrial, multi-level set inspired by the original Broadway production!
Performances are August 6th, 7th at 7 PM, and August 8th at 2 pm.