10 Marriott Drive
Reviewed by Richard Allen Eisenhardt
“Newsies” is closing out the Marriott Theatre’s 2017 season and the cast is filled with the faces of fresh new talent.
Opening their 2018 season in January will be “Ragtime,” the musical.
The show is being directed and he has also staged some choreography by Alex Sanchez.
The music is by Alan Menkin, lyrics by Jack Feldman with a book by Harvey Fierstein.
Mr. Sanchez has assembled a cast of twenty-nine performers in a production that runs two hours and twenty minutes.
Patrick Rooney has the role of Jack Kelly, Eliza Palasz has the role of Katherine Plumber, Stephanie Pope is Medda Larkin, Nick Graffagna is Davey and Matthew Uzarraga is Crutchie.
Veterans in the show are Kevin Cudahl as Joseph Pulitzer, Richard Stimer and James Rank.
The show offers such songs as “Carrying the Banner,” “That’s Rich,” “The World Will Know,” and “Seize the Day.” And you’ll have fourteen others to enjoy.
The staged dancing is incredible and will knock you off your feet.
“Newsies” is based on the real life newsboy strike of 1899. “Do headlines sell newspapers?” — you will find out that the Newsies do.
It is a most entertaining show for the holidays.
“Newsies” runs through December 31st. For show days – show times – and reservations call 847-634-0200. Ticket prices are $50 to $100. The theatre offers valet parking but has a huge amount of free parking. You can also arrange lunch or dinner in one of the Marriott restaurants .
– Four Stars –