Cast Members of National Tour of Disney's "Newsies" Visit

Offer Master Class to Students

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Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance will welcome cast members from the national tour of Disney's "Newsies The Musical" on Fri., Nov. 7. Chaz Wolcott and Jeff Heimbrock will present a Broadway dance Master Class to students from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Erdmann-Zucchero Black Box Theatre.

"Newsies The Musical" is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 film Newsies. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning two for best choreography and best original score.

Chaz Wolcott is currently performing as Buttons in the national tour of Disney's "Newsies The Musical." Previously, he appeared as Mistoffelees in the national tour of "Cats," and in productions at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, The Fireside, Gateway Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Casa Mañana, Westchester Broadway Theatre, and the Gretna Theatre.

Jeff Heimbrock is currently performing as Elmer/Spot Conlon in the national tour of Disney's "Newsies The Musical." Previously, Heimbrock performed in Broadway production of "The Book of Mormon."

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Joni Koneval, jkoneval@kent.edu, 330-672-0116