Our program had a successful run on NEWSIES in 2019 but we chose the show based on the fact that we had the boys to fulfill what is required according to the licensing agreement and the guidance of the production guide handbook.
The following characters are listed in the handbook as gender flexible. (And appropriate script changes are included)
Newsies: Buttons, Specs, Finch, Splasher, Jo-Jo, Crutchie
Adult characters: Stage Manager, Bunsen, Seitz, Spot, Darcy, Snyder, Jacobi
Hope that helps!
Suzanne Maguire –
Glover M.S. CCLR
Associate Director, Tiger Drama
Lewis & Clark High School
Board Member, WA State Thespians