Newsies

posted by Madeline Drake - 

Carson talked with actors Shannon O'Boyle and Steve Raymond from Disney's Newsies, opening on July 24th in Raleigh! Check out the interview below!

Adapted from the Disney film, New York City's newsboys seize the day when they strike against unfair working conditions. NEWSIES addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs while keeping many of the beloved songs audiences know and love from the film.

Disney’s NEWSIES will open Tuesday, July 24 and run through Sunday, July 29 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Visit nctheatre.com to purchase tickets or call (919) 831-6941 x6944. For groups of 10 or more, call (919) 831-6941 x6949.

About North Carolina Theatre
Established in 1984, North Carolina Theatre is Raleigh’s premier, non-profit professional regional theatre. With its successful formula of producing top quality musicals with top national performers and local talent, North Carolina Theatre has been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Raleigh over the years. Through its conservatory, it has provided exceptional arts training to hundreds of local youth. By offering broad access to live theatre, while strengthening economic growth, the organization continues to fortify the cultural vitality of the region.

Check out Shannon and Steve's bios:

SHANNON O'BOYLE (Katherine)

Shannon's Broadway credits include Kinky Boots (Nicola), Once (Girl, sb). Regional favorites: Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Amélie, and the titular role of the rock musical Lizzie. Web: Uncle Oscar (Julia). All my love and gratitude to Ben and my team! @shansoboyle

STEVE RAYMOND (Crutchie)

Steve Raymond is thrilled to be sporting the crutch in this production, marking his North Carolina Theatre debut! Previous credits include The Book of Mormon (1st National Tour), Bells Are Ringing (Off-Broadway). His regional favorites include Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear) and Spamalot (Prince Herbert and others). Proud member of Actor's Equity.

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