Newsies, JR!

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 9:00 am

Friday, April 28, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Aquinas Hall Theater, MSMC

Tickets - $10.00

Congratulations to all of those who auditioned and are listed below.  We were so impressed with the talent we saw at auditions!!

Drama club is still open to ALL 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  To be in the play, just come to our first rehearsal on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 from 2:30-4:15!!

An informational email was sent to all Middle School families (see copy of email below).  Rehearsal schedule, participation fee and performance dates are mentioned.  Any questions?  Please email Brigid Killelea at

Cast List - Newsies, JR.

Jack Kelly, leader of the Manhattan newsies - Massimo Guglielmucci

Crutchie/Casey, Jack’s best friend and newsie - Braeden Fish

Katharine, ambitious young reporter - Anisa Ahmad

Darcy, Katharine’s photographer - Charlotte Paolo

Les, Davey’s younger brother - Isaac Davis

Davey, brains behind the newsies’ strike - Matthew Bonura 

Wiesel, manager of The World newspaper - William Gallagher

Medda Larkin, singer who owns her own theater in the Bowery - Ava Dennis

Ada, vaudeville singer who works with Medda - Nicole Torregrossa

Olive, vaudeville singer who works with Medda - Penelope Smith 

Spot Conlon, leader of the Brooklyn newsies - Preston Brumskill

Hannah, assistant to Joseph Pulitzer - Nicole Torregrossa

Seitz, Pulitzer’s editor, Penelope Smith

Nancy, a Manhattan newsie - Charlotte Paolo

Excerpt from BDMS Drama informational email:

Rehearsals will begin in January. Acting/Singing on Mondays, 2:30-4:15, Dancing (Ensemble) - Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:15. We will accommodate basketball practice!!  If kids want to be in the play, but are on the basketball team, they can come to rehearsals on Thursdays and then on Wednesdays when basketball ends.
As I explained at Open House back in September, there is a fee for BDMS Drama.  The fee is $250 and pays for the professionals we hire (choreographer, music director, lighting designer), performance rights, microphones, costumes, cast party and show t-shirt.  All BDMS faculty and staff are volunteers. We ask that the fee be paid by March 1st. 
Speaking of volunteers, any parents or guardians who are interested in helping out, please email me at  
Performance Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am (Dress Rehearsal for school)
                              Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
                              Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm



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