CYT Chicago: DuPage Presents...

Set in New York City circa 1899, 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!

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Feb 20th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are non-refundable. 20 minutes after the performance starts, open seats may be resold. Please call (847) 516-2298 for handicap seating.

McAninch Arts Center:

425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Show Notes:


Jack Kelly:
Nick Albert
Katherine Plumber: Charity Del Preto
Davey: Nathan Turner
Les: David Sakaguchi
Crutchie: Will Black
Spot Conlon: Kylea Canada
Joseph Pulitzer: Elias Areyzaga
Medda Larkin: Juliana Bacote
Wiesel / Mayor / Jacobi: Jake Wolfe
Nunzio / Guard / Policeman: Philip Castaldo
Snyder / Photographer: Seth Rieske
Roosevelt/ Stage Manager /Police / Guard: Cole Isaac
Oscar Delancey / Darcy: Ethan Rohde
Morris Delancey / Bill: Nathaniel Bugielski
Lower Manhattan Newsies
Race: Matthew Newell*
Albert: Luke Castaldo
Finch: Ethan Brunner
Romeo: Connor Anderson
Specs: Tommy Muff
Elmer: Nelson Lindmark*
Henry: Nathan Canada*
Mush: Kylea Canada*
Buttons: Aly Lopez+
JoJo: Anna Gordon+
Tommy Boy: Honey Nilson*+
Cate Anderson*
Juliana Bacote*
Ethan Balthazar*
Kira Campagna*
Emma King*
Claire Mallen*
Grace Metcalf*
Maddie Weber*
Upper Manhattan Newsies
Scab 1: Sierra Allison+
Scab 2: Josie Diaz+
Scab 3: Miranda Heabel+
Teagan Allison
Grace Bradshaw
Sage Bundhund
Kayla Joyner
Kayla Walton

Brooklyn Newsies
Karly Benware
Adalynn Blomer
Mary Claire Bradshaw
Hannah Fornelli
Brianna Guzman
Katelyn Heisen
Caroline Isaak
Woodside Newsies
(Also Bowery Beauties / Nuns)
Olivia Barlow
Jade Bundhund
Caitlin Donahue
Taylor Gottsman
Ellie Paulsen
Andie Orphan
Anna Van Huis
Amanda York
Richmond Newsies
(Also Pulitzer Staff / Shoe Shiners / New Yorkers)
Seitz: Ashaley Wicks
Bunsen: Daniel McIntyre
Hannah: Isabel Taylor
Cody Benware
Simeon Castaldo
Ethan Coronelli
Collin Orphan
Avery Rohde
Ryan Ruscitti
Asher Smith
Flushing Newsies
(Also New Yorkers)
Joshua Bozath
Gianna Carroll
Philip Castaldo
Haley   English
Russell Howard
Cole Isaak
Gabby  Jones
Jeremy Kang
Megan  Lindhorn
David   Mann
Levi     Saavedra
Kyle     Smucker
Ellie     Van Rossum
Hayden White
Bronx Newsies
(Also New Yorkers)
Lucia  Battiato
Karli Burk
Lucia  Howard
Abby Johnson
JuliannaJoy Lawson-Schlitz
Shianna Newell
Grace Paull
Kate Peeler
Rylee Ruscitti
Kiera Tibstra
Savannah Vance
*Denotes Tap   
+Denotes additional Brooklyn Newsie in “Brooklyn’s Here”

Note From the Directors

To All Who Auditioned for Newsies, 
We are deeply grateful for and humbled by the excellence we saw this weekend. The work so many of you put into preparing was abundantly clear. Thank you for deciding from the very beginning that the story we are telling MATTERS. As so many of you know, we are acutely aware of how emotionally taxing this weekend can be for both cast members and their loved ones. By simply showing up on Friday night, you exhibited courage and for that, you should be so proud. 
As a team who have all spent time on the other side of the table both in and out of CYT, you have our blessing and our encouragement to feel your feelings and process them. We just encourage you to do so with kindness and respect for those around you. We’ve been praying for all of you. 
For those we were unable to cast- thank you for kicking off winter with commitment and enthusiasm. You will be receiving some feedback in the coming weeks. We mean it when we say you are all welcome in any of our audition rooms again. We would love to work with you. 
For those cast- Welcome. Despite the long weekend, the work has barely begun. (But the same goes for the fun!) We will see you next weekend for our first full cast rehearsal. We expect you on time and ready to create. We’ve got a big story to tell so please start circling it in prayer. Somebody needs to hear this one. 
Welcome, Newsies! We’ve got a banner to carry. 
With grateful hearts, 
 Matt, Will, Kristi, Lexie, Katie, Elle, & Mrs. Salansky