Olivia Shelby – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Olivia Shelby

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Specs (Newsie)

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song from Newsies is “The World will Know” because it perfectly displays the emotions the Newsies are feeling and the energy of that song is indescribable!

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? I have been apart of 6 GSTD productions. (Vaudeville 2015:Haunted Hotel, Vaudeville 2016: Deck the Halls, Vaudeville 2017: The Muppets, Cinderella, … READ MORE

Hailey Anderson – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Hailey Anderson

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Alberta (Newsie)

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. You can do this.” This is my favorite quote because it shows positivity and provides me with the strength I need to believe in myself to know I am capable of anything I set my mind toward.

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Dylan Coston – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Dylan Coston

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Finch, (Newsie Kid)

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? Favorite song is “Brooklyn’s Here” because it shows that all newsies are coming together and striking. As well as the harmonies in the song are gorgeous.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 6

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? Guys Being Dudes … READ MORE

Madelyn Rowe – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Madelyn Rowe

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Dancer and Bowery Beauty

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song is Once and For All. I get chills everytime we sing “There change coming once and for all You’re getting too old, too weak to keep holding on”

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 9

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Lauren Lingafelter – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Lauren Lingafelter

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Spot Conlon

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song is Once and For All because I get chills every time I hear it.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? Four; Muppets Take Over, Cinderella, The Greatest Show, NEWSIES

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? NEWSIES

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Katherine Dickinson – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Katherine Dickinson

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Nun

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My all time favorite scene in NEWSIES is when Jack and Katherine are sitting in Medda’s Theatre and Jack is drawing Katherine and singing to himself about her. It’s when he truly realizes that he is falling in love with Katherine.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? Three

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Ashby Henning – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Ashby Henning

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Jack Kelly

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? “The World Will Know” and the entire scene is my favorite. It is so energetic and it showcases the brotherhood and determination of the Newsies, as well as an eruption of defiance! STRIIIIKE!!!

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? Three: Cinderella, Vaudeville 2018 and Newsies

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Lindsey Field – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Lindsey Field

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Dancer

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? “The things we do today, will be tomorrow’s news”

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 8 (4 Vaudeville, 4 Musicals)

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? My favorite act was “I’ll Think of You” with Mayi, Dylan, and Brooklynn

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Kennedy Obermeier – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Kennedy Obermeier

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? I play the role of reporter, Katherine Plumber in Disney’s NEWSIES.

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite NEWSIES quote is from the song Once and for All. It is sung by the newsies as they express their feelings against the WORLD as they prepare to take the company down. The line is, “They think they’re running this town but this town would shut down without us.” I believe this quote embodies the feelings of … READ MORE

Brooklynn Moody – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Brooklynn Moody

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Dancer

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? Seize the day – super fun and energetic, a lot going on at the same time

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 8 productions (4 Vaudevilles, 4 Musicals)

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? The Greatest Show

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Bobbie Jo Allen – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Bobbie Jo Allen

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? I am a dancer

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite scene is Seize the day. It just shows that you can do anything when you put your mind to it.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? This will be my ninth GSTD productions.

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Sebastian Venson – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Sebastian Knight Venson

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? I play the role of Seitz.

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite song in Newsies is The World Will Know because it sounds very inspiring and it is filled with emotion.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? I have been in Vaudeville 2018: Under the Big Top and Newsies.

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Mark Sorg – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Mark Sorg

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Romeo

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? Seize the Day

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 4

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? My Favorite role was playing a cop during my first ever musical, Sister Act.

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Andrew Smith – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Andrew Smith

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? I have the role of Joseph Pulitzer.

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite scene is in Act II when Jack Kelly and Pulitzer come to a compromise. Although my role is the bad guy, I love to see the good guys win. The “spit-shake” between Jack and Pulitzer at the end always makes me want to laugh on stage.

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Patrick Allen – NEWSIES Senior Spotlight

What is your name? Patrick Shane Allen

What is your cast role or crew position in Disney’s NEWSIES? Race

What is your favorite Disney’s NEWSIES quote, song or scene — and why? My favorite scene is Act 1 Scene 1. I really enjoy the idea of the whole newsie’s squad coming onto stage one by one.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Disney’s NEWSIES) have you been a part of while in high school? 4

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? Pitch Perfect Riff Off, it was READ MORE

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