This summer's production is going to be Disney’s Newsies and I couldn’t be more excited. The story of Newsies is what Fendig is all about: a group of young people working together to achieve a goal.
Gender Roles: The movie and the Broadway production had the majority of the roles played by boys. Historically, many Newsies were girls.
For our production we will be taking liberties with some of the characters in terms of casting. Girls will play specific roles, as girls, that were originally played by boys. So there will be plenty of roles for girls and plenty of roles for boys.
Cast: Newsies is an ensemble piece, meaning that the entire story is told with everyone’s help and contribution. There are very few moments in the show that only have one or two people onstage. Most of the show calls for a lot of actors to be present and working together to tell this story.
Stage Opportunities: The show gives the cast great opportunities for acting, singing, dancing. As well as a chance to learn stage combat and speech dialects. (Newsies are from New York, they have certain way of ‘talkin” and “speakin”, but I’ll help you guys out with that).
Fendig Summer Theater is a non-profit organization 501 (3)(c) for the advancement of theatre development in children.