Live Oak Theatre Newsies Cast List

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on January 21, 2022

Here is the cast of Live Oak Theatre’s long-awaited production of Disney’s NEWSIES:

Announcing the cast of Newsies!

Jack – Matt Romeo, Kaiden Rossiter

Katherine –Bethany Romeo, Gwyneth Mitten

Davey – Chay Nott, Benjamin Staley

Crutchie – Peder Olsen, Micah Rossiter

Les – Jase Ivie, Cam Kennedy

Spot – Caitee Grace Gunn

Pulitzer – John Allocco, Greg Mys

Medda – Kimberly Morse

Hannah – Bethany Carr

Bunsen/Stage Manager/Woman – Julie Hofstede

Seitz/Guard/Brooklyn News Boy – Emma Day

Snyder – Kevan Richards

Weisel/Jacobi/Mayor – Chris Rocanelli

Roosevelt/Guard/Nunzio – Stephen Rees

Bowery Beauties/Brooklyn News Boys:

  • Deborah Bonacki
  • Anya Bonacki
  • Lenia Staley
  • Stephania Torres
  • Kaylee Umstead

Bowery Beauty/Named Newsie:

  • Alannah Allocco
  • Lexi Allocco
  • Katie Marra


  • Deborah Bonacki
  • Bethany Carr
  • Emma Day
  • Lenia Staley
  • Stephania Torres
  • Kaylee Umstead

Scabs/News Girls:

  • Lillie Garrett
  • Rachel George
  • Caitee Grace Gunn

Oscar/Bill – Elijah Torres

Morris/Darcey – Jude Mys


  • Race – Christopher Richards
  • Albert – Zeke Richards
  • Henry – Titus Richards
  • Romeo – Truman Rossiter
  • Jo Jo – Elijah Torres
  • Finch – Eje Walters
  • Elmer – Lindsay McTague
  • Boots – Remi Lay
  • Buttons – Reese Monroe
  • Mush – Amber Marino
  • Splasher – Katie Marra
  • Specs – Lexi Allocco
  • Sniper – Alannah Allocco
  • Tom Boy – Angelina Baker
  • Kid Blink – Micah Rossiter, Jase Ivie.

NEWSIES is sponsored by Pasco Hernando State College, Timothy Beard, Ph.D., President. It is performed by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Newsies will be performed March 18, 20, 25, 26, 27, April 1, 2, & 3 at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601.

ADVANCED seats are $20 for adults and $8 for children ages thirteen and under, when accompanied by an adult. Evening shows are at 7:30 PM; matinees are at 2:30 PM.

Tickets at the door are increased to $25 for adults and $10 for children with an accompanying adult. Advanced prices are available up to 24 hours before each performance.

For specific performance dates and times, and To purchase tickets, go to  or email or call 352-593-0027.

Please Note: If you purchase tickets under different names and wish to be seated together, you must email the box office at or call 352-593-0027.


Newsies The Musical is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the film’s screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring.

About Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),

Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) repertory company of local artists, located at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages. 

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, go to, email , or call 352-593-0027.   Visit us on Facebook at



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