Newsies Junior Production Put On By Wayne Middle Level Summer Theater, June 29 – 30

WAYNE – Following the postponement of a Wayne Middle Level Summer Theater performance due to an illness, plan on joining the cast of Newsies, JR for a free-will donation production in the Lecture Hall at the Wayne Jr/Sr High School this week.

According to a release, the Wayne Middle Level performances of Newsies, Jr. will be on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. and then again on Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m.

Tracy Anderson, Vocal Music Teacher with Wayne Community Schools said in early June the group hosted a choreography boot camp to work on the dance moves along with stage combat.

“There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears as you say because it’s a lot of dancing,” said Anderson. “I sent out an interview to all the kids just asking questions about it. ‘What they liked about the show, what’s the hardest thing?’ Almost all of them put ‘all of the dancing’. But it’s an iconic part of Newsies, if you don’t know Newsies, you just got to know it’s a lot of dancing. So, it’s been fun.”

Anderson is co-director along with Melissa Derechailo.

All seats are general seating with no reservations.

“It’s a free-will donation,” Anderson added. “Last year we had such a wonderful, wonderful backing from our patrons that came and watched. We were just overwhelmed with the support we had financially with a free-will donation. So, we decided to go with that again.”

Money will go towards expenses of the production and roughly 34 members make up the cast which is about double from last year’s production.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance as this is a kid-friendly production which will last 60 minutes.

Last year, the Wayne Middle Level Summer Theater group performed the ‘Lion King’.

Like Wayne Middle Level Summer Theater Camp on Facebook for more information.