Travel to Walt Disney World with Corey Cott, Ryan Steele and Jess LeProtto as they prepare for their big moment in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Be sure to catch them in the parade Christmas Morning on ABC and on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical, Newsies. Click below to view footage from Newsies rehearsals for the Parade!
Newsies features a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
The Broadway company of Newsies also features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, Ron Raines as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Nicholas Lampiasi, and Jake Lucas alternating the role of Les.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies Newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.
For more info on the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade check out: http://www.disney.com/christmasparade. For more info on Newsies check out: http://www.newsiesthemusical.com.