The long-running Disney hit and winner of the 2012 Tony for Best Musical Score!

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December 1 TO December 20, 2017

  • 7:00 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays Evenings
  • 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

AUSTIN ARCHER* (Crutchie) New York: Cheeseburger Deluxe (The Playground Theater); The Michigan Assassin (Ridley Creek Productions). Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Few Good Men, Much Ado About Nothing, Rocky Horror Show (Pioneer Theatre Company); Climbing with Tigers, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Cat in the Hat, Too Much Memory, Saturday’s Voyeur (Salt Lake Acting Company). Film/TV: “Mindhunter” (Netflix), “Blood and Oil” (ABC). Thanks to my incredible parents and family for all of your invaluable love and support!

MATT BAUMAN* (Race/Ensemble) was most recently seen as Benny Southstreet in the Old Globe’s production of Guys and Dolls. Off-Broadway: The New Yorkers and Pipe Dream (Encores!); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Peccadillo); Saturday Night (York). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodspeed Opera House (dir. Julie Andrews), Barrington Stage Company, Bucks County Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Group, North Shore Music Theatre, The Muny and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (with Joan Rivers). Graduate of Brown University with a BA in theatre arts. Bauman is also an active real estate broker in NYC and has shared his expertise on ABC, CNBC, Good Morning America and Nightline, in addition to starring on ABC Family’s “Next Step Realty: NYC” reality show. | @MattBaumanNYC

JORDAN BEALL* (Finch/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Pioneer Theatre Company debut! Originally from Odessa, Texas, he graduated from Oklahoma City University with his BPA in Dance Performance. He has gathered many regional performance credits. The Muny: Newsies (Henry/Darcy), The Little Mermaid (Windward). Riverside Theatre: Chicago, Mame. Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Oklahoma! (Tom), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Big Fish (Zacky Price), Billy Elliot: The Musical (Older Billy), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man). He can also be seen in the well-known TV series “Medium” and “Ghost Whisperer.” Beall would like to thank CESD and his family and friends for the continual love and support. Enjoy the show! @JordanMBeall |

JOE BEAUREGARD* (Jo Jo/Spot Conlon/Ensemble) is a graduate of the EDGE Performing Arts Center and is excited to “carry the banner” here at PTC. Previous work includes the Kinky Boots 1st National Tour (Angel), Tarzan on Disney Cruise Line and dance roles at Universal, on TV and in music videos. Look for him dancing in Rebel Wilson’s upcoming romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic. Big thanks to Karen, Lenny, Bob and Take 3 Talent. Love to Mom, Drew and Cory. Follow @joebeauregard

TADE BIESINGER* (Specs/Ensemble) is currently a senior at Bountiful High School and is enrolled in the ballet program at the University of Utah. He is thrilled to be making his PTC debut! His credits include starring as “Billy” in Billy Elliot: The Musical on New York City’s Broadway, London’s West End and regionally in St. Louis at The Muny. He has danced with Ballet West in The Nutcracker and Madame Butterfly and has performed with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Special thanks to Ballet West, Dance Impressions Studio and The University of Utah’s dance program. He is thankful to have strength through support from his biggest fans, Mom, Dad, Briggs, Brooks, Cael, Liberty, True, Will, and Grandpa and Grandma. He appreciates this opportunity to perform again! Seize the Day!

RICHIE CALL* (Teddy Roosevelt) is thrilled to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company! Previous PTC credits include: Hamlet (Osric), The Philadelphia Story (Mac), Something’s Afoot (Dr. Grayburn) and The Last Ship (Freddy Newlands). He is an assistant professor of acting at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He is also a co-artistic director of the Lyric Repertory Company, where he has performed and directed for 17 seasons. Other professional credits include work for: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Salt Lake Acting Company, Gorilla Rep., Mile Square Theatre and American Globe Theatre. Call holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and a BFA in performance from Utah State University. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

LENNY DANIEL* (Associate Director and Choreographer/Ensemble) has assisted Ms. Azenberg on too many shows to count and for too many years to count. Productions he has choreographed include Mary Poppins, at The Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Spamalot at both the Geva Theatre Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. He also directed and choreographed Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical at TexARTS, assistant directed The Wizard of Oz National Tour starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt and assistant choreographed GiGi (Papermill Playhouse). Daniel assisted Ann Reinking and performed in Here Lies Jenny starring Bebe Neuwirth (NYC & SF). Performing credits include: Broadway: Cats – final original company, The Wizard of Oz. NYC: Sinatra (Radio City), Wonderful Town (NYC Opera). Tours: Spamalot, Chicago, South Pacific, Camelot, Jekyll & Hyde. Regional: Chess, Oliver!, The Last Ship, Sweet Charity, A Christmas Carol: The Musical (PTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Baltimore CenterStage), Mary Poppins, Peter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), GiGi and Evita (Papermill). Grammy-nominated cast album The Wizard of Oz.

CICILY DANIELS* (Medda Larkin/Nun) Broadway: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ursula u/s, Alana), All Shook Up (Sylvia u/s), Rent (Joanne u/s). National Tour: A Night with Janis Joplin (Odetta, Bessie Smith); The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess (Mariah u/s); Caroline, or Change (The Washing Machine); Rent (Seasons of Love Soloist, Joanne u/s). TV & Film: “House of Cards” (Woman Who Sings), “Mozart in the Jungle” (Payroll Clerk), “Boardwalk Empire” (Jazz Dancer), “Ugly Betty” (Zelda), Across the Universe; American Gangster. Concerts: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, A Cole Porter Celebration (Star Soloist); A Christmas Spectacular with Sandi Patty (Guest Soloist), University of Southern Indiana, How High (Star Soloist). Commercials/Voice-overs: Ford Fusion, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Covergirl, Optimum Online. Education: Yale University, BA in theater studies, performance concentration.

STEPHEN MICHAEL LANGTON* (Davey) is thrilled to be reprising the role of Davey after performing around the country with the 1st National Tour of Newsies. Proud Pace MT Graduate. Thanks to Dave and Jeremy, my wonderful supportive family, and Marissa.



WILLIAM PARRY* (Joseph Pulitzer) is pleased to return to PTC, having played Senator Higgins in the premiere of Alabama Story. He has created roles in 11 original Broadway productions, most recently as Jensen in Groundhog Day, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Passion, both filmed for PBS; Agamemnon at Lincoln Center; Gypsy with Bernadette Peters; Camelot (understudy to Richard Burton and Richard Harris); and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: Original productions of Sondheim’s Assassins and Road Show; and Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center, among others. National Tours: A Few Good Men, Memphis and Titanic (Captain E.J. Smith). Some 50 regional productions, including Joe Keller in All My Sons. Numerous TV and film credits. Radio: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

KILTY REIDY* (Bunsen/Stage Manager/Ensemble) is pleased to return to PTC, where he was seen in The Last Ship and The Music Man. Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone and In My Life. Other credits: Billy Elliot: The Musical (National Tour); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Original Cast); The Producers at KC Starlight/Music Theatre Wichita; A Christmas Story at Capital Repertory; Crazy For You at PaperMill/PBS; A Man of No Importance for B-Side Productions. TV/Film: “The Blacklist,” Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women. An alumnus of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab. Proud Actor’s Equity Member.

JONATHAN SHEW* (Jack Kelly) PTC debut! Broadway: Bandstand (Donny u.s., Andre Baruch). National Tour: Wicked (Fiyero u.s.). New York: Radio City’s Spring Spectacular (Jack u.s.), Voca People (Off-Broadway).  Regional: Paper Mill’s Ever After (Prince Henry u.s.), Arizona Theatre Company’ s Next To Normal (Gabe), Delaware Theatre Company’s Diner (dir. Kathleen Marshall). Shew also does Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his free time. So much love and thanks to Amy, family and KMR for their support. Follow @Jonathanshew and visit Hang tight!


NADIA VYNN* (Katherine) is thrilled to be back at PTC! She was previously seen as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. National/Int’l tours: Bring It On (Campbell), Legally Blonde (Serena), Catch Me If You Can (Brenda u.s.) and Shrek. Love to family, friends, Karen, Bob and mi todo. For Baba. Insta: @nadiaV110



DAVIS WAYNE* (Romeo/u.s. Jack/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his PTC debut! Wayne is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Pace University’s musical theatre program. Favorite credits include: Pittsburgh CLO, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, the world premiere of Chasing Rainbows the Musical and Pittsburgh Musical Theatre. Thank you and love to the entire team at PTC from the back of the house to the front. RKHDKP. Proudly represented by Clear Talent Group. Instagram: @Davis_wayne

ISMAEL ARRIETA (Buttons/Ensemble) Ismael, or popularly known as “Izzy,” is excited to be making his debut at PTC! He has previously worked at theatres like Sundance and Hale Centre Theatre in Orem. Arrieta has a strong dance background, with years of training at Utah Valley University and a three-year membership with SALT Contemporary Dance. Thank you to everyone at PTC for this opportunity! @izzyarrieta


LANCE BARKER (Sniper/Ensemble) is excited to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut in Newsies! He was most recently seen in Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller and was an ODT company member for their 2016-2017 season. He also danced in Saturday Night Fever for Royal Caribbean Productions. Barker is a proud alumnus of the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Utah (BFA modern dance).

PATRICK RYAN CASTLE (Oscar Delancey/Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his PTC debut in this thrilling production of Newsies! Originally from California’s Silicon Valley, Castle is a junior in the University of Utah’s Musical Theatre Program. He plans to graduate from the U in 2019 and pursue a career in musical theatre. He thanks all those who have supported him along his journey, especially his #1 fans, Dad and Mama!

DAVID GUY HOLMES (Synder/Ensemble) Regional Credits: “Eddie” in Rocky Horror Show; Fiddler on the Roof; “Captain Scott” in Peter and the Starcatcher; Sweet Charity; In the Heights; A Christmas Carol; and RENT (PTC). Mary Poppins (ASF). “Hertz” in Rock of Ages (NCL). “Sonny” in Xanadu; “Thènardier” in Les Miserables (HCTO). Choreographer and “Woof” in Hair; The Who’s “Tommy” (ECT). So grateful to be back with my PTC family!

JESSE KLICK (Morris Delancey/Ensemble) PTC debut! Previous credits include: You Never Can Tell (Valentine), Steel Pier (Luke/Asst. choreographer), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger/Macavity), Dogfight (Eddie Birdlace), An Evening With Kristen Chenoweth (Backup Vocals), Bring It On (Asst. Choreographer), Lagoon. Entertainment: Let’s Dance (Swing), The Full Monty (Asst. Choreographer), and Twelfth Night (Sebastian). Klick graduates December 2017 with a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Utah.

TOMAS JOAQUIN MATOS (Elmer/Ensemble) is a recent graduate of the renowned “Fame” school, Fiorello H. Laguardia High school, and is thrilled to be making his regional theatre debut with Pioneer Theatre Company! Previous credits include Rent (Angel), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere) and West Side Story (Bernardo). Matos was most recently seen touring Europe in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and the ballroom wonder Burn The Floor aboard the Norwegian Epic! @Tomatos_


JOHN PETERSON (Tommy Boy/Ensemble) used “Seize the Day” as his alarm for over two years; it would be an understatement to say that he is excited to be in Newsies at PTC! Regional: Fiddler on the Roof and Oliver! (PTC), and Mary Poppins (ASF). School (U of U): Steel Pier (Johnny Adele), Cats (Skimbleshanks), Hello, Dolly! and Bring it On. Endless thanks to Karen, the MTP faculty and his amazing, supportive family.

MAXWELL RIMINGTON (Les) returns to PTC after performing the title role in Oliver! during PTC’s 2016-2017 season. His credits include Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Peter Pan (Michael Darling) and Seussical (JoJo). He has worked as a soloist for composer Linda Worsley and recently released singles as a solo artist and as Max of the “Winn & Max” duo. He has trained at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, SR Studios and the Utah Conservatory of Performing Arts.

BRANDON SMITH (Les) is thrilled to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company. He’s been dreaming of being a part of Newsies for years. His favorite roles include The Artful Dodger (Oliver!) at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Charlie (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) with Children’s Creative Arts and an ensemble role in Oliver! at PTC. As an 8th grade student, he enjoys being an officer at his junior high school. In his spare time, he loves playing piano, biking and longboarding with his buddies.

RIC STARNES (Seitz/Ensemble) is thrilled to make his first appearance at PTC in this outstanding show. He has been seen recently at Hale Centre Theatre as Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast and Abe Goldman in Beau Jest. When not on stage, he is a ski instructor, river-rafter and road cyclist. A huge thanks to my amazing wife for your support! Love you!

ROSS THOMPSON (Mush/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back selling papes at Pioneer Theatre Company. He was most recently seen in Newsies at Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre. Other regional credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street, Into The Woods and Jesus Christ Superstar. Much love to Mom, Dad, Anna, Brenton, Momo, Karen and anyone who’s ever supported him through his life!

SCOTT WHIPPLE (Albert/Ensemble) is excited to be joining Newsies at PTC! He just finished performing at Tuacahn in Newsies, Mamma Mia! and Shrek. He is a graduate of BYU and now lives in New York City. He thanks his family, Heavenly Father and the Meg Pantera Agency for all of the love and support.


KATRYNA WILLIAMS (Hannah/Medda Larkin u.s./Ensemble) is a PTC intern and senior in the Actor Training Program. University credits include: Two Noble Kinsmen (OSF’s “Play On!” series), Self Defense, or death of some salesmen and American Idiot. Other credits: Zelda in Silent Dancer (SLAC Playwright’s Lab), iOS Siri in Saturday’s Voyeur (SLAC). She is a founding member of the SLC-based devised theatre company WHO’S LOUIS? Many thanks to Karen for this incredible opportunity!

MYLES WOOLSTENHULME (Henry/Ensemble) is so excited to be joining the cast of Newsies at PTC! His favorite roles include: Ephraim in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Finch in Newsies. He just finished the summer season at Music Theatre Wichita and is thrilled to be making his debut at PTC in Newsies! Love to all my beautiful family and friends. @mwooly95

AMANDA WRIGHT (Bowery Beauty/Ensemble/u.s. Katherine) is so excited to be back at PTC! She appeared here last season in Chess, the concert musical. Utah credits include Saturday’s Voyeur 2016 (SLAC) and A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol (Ziegfeld Theater). She is a senior in the University of Utah’s MTP, where she has appeared in Hello, Dolly! (Ernestina) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus). All my love to my wonderful family, friends and Nathan.



This production is sponsored by:

The Wanda and Carvel Mattsson Memorial Fund