Youngstown, OH (April 6, 2023): The Youngstown Playhouse will present a Youth Theatre production of Newsies Jr. Directed by Savannah Teter, the production will run May 19, 20, and 21, 2023 on The Main Stage.

Disney’s Newsies Jr. is a timeless and powerful story filled with hope and ambition. When a top-notch newspaper publisher raises prices for newsboys’ delivery services, Jack Kelly jumps into action to rally newsies around the city to strike against them. The newsies soon learn they are stronger together as they create a movement to fight for what they deserve.


Cameron Keffer Jack
Ashlyn Young Katherine
James Matig Crutchie
Alec Toporcer Davey
Milo Hart Les
Eliza Primous Medda
Xavier Garcia Pulitzer
Izabella Krekus Wiesel/Jack US
Landon Eli Oscar/Davey US
Raquel Allison Morris
Finlay Andrei Race/Medda US
Jakob Primous Albert
Ashley Graczyk Muriel
Donovan Stringer Specs/Teddy Roosevelt


Alyssa Moliterno Pigtails
Hannah DeRenzis Buttons/Hannah
Halina Bakeris Hazel/Katherine US
Avery Chambers Nancy/Scab
Tripp Matthews Romeo/Pat
Alex Cook JoJo
Casey Herrholtz Darcy/Les US/Bill
Ava Kuntz Tommy Boy/Ethel
Liam McLaughlin Snyder
Trudi Herrholtz Bunsen
Mia Mackey Ada/Scab
Breckan Neuhaus Olive/Dorothy
Leonardo Valente Seitz
Theo Hart Spot Conlon/Scab


The creative team is led under the direction of Savannah Teter and includes Caitlyn Santiago (Stage Manager), Adam Dominick (Music Director), Wayne Bonner III (Choreographer) Johnny Pecano (Set Production), Cordell Ramsey (Lighting Designer), Emelia Sherin (Costume Design), and Finn O’Hara (Student Assistant).

Individual tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices for Newsies Jr. are $11 – $17 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm by calling 330-788-8739, or in person at The DeYor Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day online at youngstownplayhouse.org.

2022/2023 Flex Pass subscriptions are also available in three pricing tiers, passes are valid for four (4) performances within the season. Subscriptions start at $48 plus a $3 fee per pass purchased. For additional details visit youngstownplayhouse.org.