By Pam Teel
Mark your calendars now for March 6th and 7th when Eagle Productions will showcase this year’s performance of Disney’s NEWSIES, a Musical Based on the Disney Film. Centered around the historical newsboy strike of 1899, this stage production combines music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein to inspire audiences of all ages with a story of courage, conviction, and a determination to fight for what’s right.
This production of NEWSIES is directed by Millstone Township resident Lisamarie Cappuzzo, with Musical Direction by Heather Philhower, Choreography by Emily Brown, and Set Design by Jaclyn Salemme. All four are teachers at the Millstone Township Middle School.
The NEWSIES cast is made up of 61 enthusiastic, energetic, and talented students from grades 6, 7, and 8. There are an additional 10 hard-working middle school students on stage crew. In the lead roles are: Brayden Reyes (Grade 8) as Jack, Sarah Cox (Grade 8) as Katherine, Mark Cagnetta (8) as Davey, Lili Relvas (7) as Les, Anna DePinho (7) as Crutchie, Farah Kheder (8) as Medda Larkin and Sal Zerilli (8) as Pulitzer. The production is Stage Managed by Gavin Normand (8) and Hamilton Appel (7).
Mrs. Cappuzzo is thrilled at the excitement surrounding this production. “We weren’t sure what could top kids flying in last year’s production of Peter Pan but the message of NEWSIES is taking us to a whole new level. We are all truly inspired by this story about having the courage to make the world a better place. We can’t wait to share this message with our audience!”
Don’t miss Eagle Productions’ performances of Disney’s NEWSIES on March 6th and 7th at 7pm at the Millstone Township Performing Arts Center, 5 Dawson Ct, Millstone Twp, NJ, 08535. Tickets can be purchased online from February 4 through March 5 for $8 (students/ seniors) and $9 (adults) at mpac.thundertix.com.
On March 6 and 7, tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (all seats). Come spend the night with the cast and crew and let them entertain you. Everyone is welcome!
NEWSIES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com