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Aronoff Center

By: Angela Ash



Newsies will be playing at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati through March 13th. This is a production that you will not want to miss!

Exploding straight in from Broadway, Newsies, the winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, is the energetic new musical from Disney, bringing to the stage an epic tale of how a group of underdogs challenge some of the most important men in New York.

The musical is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, with the book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein

With music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, this beguiling tale includes phenomenal performances of "Sieze The Day", "Santa Fe", "King Of New York" and "The World Will Know".  This production banks heavily on huge dance numbers, so be ready to tap your feet and join in the thunderous applause!

The cast includes: Joey Barreiro, Steve Blanchard, Morgan Keene, Aisha de Haas, Stephen Michael Langton, Zachary Sayle and many more!

Barreiro in the role of Jack Kelly is beyond brilliant. His energy and his charisma are positively electrifying, and with a few more words of empowerment, I believe that audience members might climb onto the stage and lift up their picket signs!

Sayle as Crutchi lends absolutely heart-warming moments to the stage, while Keene as Katherine provides wit and humor, along with truly romantic moments with Barreiro.

For Disney to put its name on something, you already know out of the gate that the bar must be set pretty high. However, Newsies takes this momentum and runs with it, creating a spectacular event that will sure to be talked about the next morning over breakfast.

For additional information on Newsies and other performances at the Aronoff Center, please call (513) 621-2787.