Kerry Butler’s Newsies Cast Announcement!

Kerry Butler’s Newsies Cast Announcement!

Directed by Broadway’s Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice, Mean Girls), Rise Above is thrilled to announce the cast, crew and creative team for “Newsies” We are so excited for this dynamic and engaging show which will run October 19-29
Tickets are on sale Thursday, August 17th at 9am! This show will sellout. Please note all understudies will perform during the October 26th show. Get yours by visiting


Jack Kelly: Joseph Tricarico

Katherine: Novella Marshall

Crutchie: Jordan Modjeski

Davey: Tyler Tricarico

Les: Max Dalmau


  Race: Ella Pappas

  Specs: Makena Benson

  Romeo: Malea Benson

  Albert: Tayla Wright

  Spot: Autumn Ruscoe

  Henry: Mia Cook

  Finch: Arianna Connelly

  Elmer: William Hahn

Mush: Ava Johnson

Buttons: Brooke LaPorte

Splasher: Sean Daley

Tommy Boy: Vitoria Rezende

JoJo: Rachel Scharf

Mike: Alexa Scharf

Ike: Brynn Raymond

Puddles: Kristen Conti

Medda: Larah Diaz

Pulitzer: Jaquavien Jones

Seitz: Jackson Mitchell

Bunsen/Mayor: Alex McLemore

Hannah: Mars Woelfel

Morris: Michael Sandwall

Oscar: Evan Buttle

Darcy: Cooper Nielson

Bill: Trenton Tesar

Wiesel/Stage Manager: Seth Pisani

Mr. Jacobi: Khenyon Jones

Snyder: Connor Whapshare

Teddy Roosevelt/Nunzio: Peter Centeno

Bowery Beauties/Nuns: Ashley Nadeau, Mars Woelfel, Lara Cramer-Eckberg, Caroline Kinsella, Katie Rogers, Zoey Zagst

UNDERSTUDIES (will perform 10/26)

Jack Kelly: Alex McLemore

Katherine: Mars Woelfel

Crutchie: Jackson Mitchell

Davey: William Hahn

Les: Ren Ubeda

Medda: Zoey Zagst

Pulitzer: Peter Centeno

Hannah: Lara Cramer-Eckberg


Director: Kerry Butler

Artistic Director: Jacob Ruscoe

Music Director: Krista Benson

Choreographer: Toni Dentico

Technical Director: Brian Chinn

Lighting Designer: Ethan Fuhrmeister

Stage Manager: Briana Wilder

Assistant to the Directors:  TyLee Giorgio

Show Support: Peter Ruscoe

Development Coordinator: Krista Baker


Assistant Stage Manager: Kiera Woelfel

Assistant Technical Director: Mackenzie Valenza

Dance Captains: Brooke LaPorte & Autumn Ruscoe

Crew Manager: Olivia Gambert

Lighting Technician: Olivia Byrd

Prop Manager: Luca Bello

Costume Manager: Caroline Russell

Costume Crew: Alexa Dragatsis, Liana Lambright, Vivienne Martinez

Stage Crew: Dashiell Bacon, Layla Binder, Kenzie Hackbart, Taylor McCormack, Rebecca Winemiller




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