Pequot Lakes Community Theatre announces 'Newsies' cast list

Performances of the Disney musical are in July in the high school auditorium.

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PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes Community Theatre announces the cast for its production of the Disney musical “Newsies.”

“Newsies” is based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by the true story of the newsboys’ strike in 1899. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, the musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, the charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged newsies.

When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsboys from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what is right.

Directed by Kate Davis, the cast includes Rebecca Aanerud, Olivia Armstrong, M.S. Bernard, Emily Binsfeld, Keenen Bleichner, Maddy Buss, Gensena Bye, Cora Carlson, Arya Compton, Jayce Compton, Katelyn Denton, Miles DeSanto, Eliana Elg, Kailey Gerdes, Ben Gordon, Addi Gregory, Isabel Haglin, Teresa Hamp, Christopher Hankins, Jackson Hardy, Amelia Hartwig, Madeline Hoag, Faith & Laura Hunt, Hunter Johnson, Teagan Johnson, Sam Kalthoff, Ella Knettel, Grace Kruchten, Gavin Kuecher, Mataya Larson, Lilian Lies, Grace Loukota, Sam Mattson, Zack McAllister, Sammy McMahon, AJ Millard, Randall Mitchell, Anniston Morris, Bea Norquist, Charlie O’Brien, Maureen Paulus, Cadence Porisch, Abby Porter, Nat Roberts, Anne Rohr, Chloe Schnell, Karah Schueller, Emma Spiczka, Rich Spiczka, Riley Smith, Rebekah Sundstrom, John Toven, Maren Wallin, Gwen Ward, Brayden Werk, Keagan Werk, Brady Westholter and LeeAnn Wynn.

The production team includes Stephanie White, stage manager and choreographer; Teresa Hamp, vocal director; Nancy Ryan, technical director; Tim Leagjeld, set designer; and Deb Binda, costume designer.


"Newsies" performances

  • Evening shows: 6:30 p.m. July 14-16.
  • Matinees: 2 p.m. July 16-17 and 23-24.
  • Where: Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.
  • Tickets: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and older and $10 for youth 18 and younger. Reserve tickets by clicking the "buy tickets" tab at or by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.
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