Disney’s NEWSIES comes to life onstage within an atmospheric 1899 cityscape, featuring an environment of brownstone building facades framing the central playing area, and enhanced by a series of flown skyline options whose layered appearance offers a variety of perspectives.
Designed by Bruce Brockman, three large welded-steel platforms are featured throughout the show, rolling easily on air casters, with each platform able to support the weight of multiple individuals. The two side towers are 3-story stairwells, constructed in the style of vintage New York fire escapes, which can play together or separately in a variety of configurations. When all three towers are parked in their upstage position, entrances and exits can be made out of the 1st and 2nd-floor windows of the brownstone building facades.
Movement: Actor Motivated
Offstage space: Minimal
Number of Trucks: 2-53' Trailers *
Line sets used: ~17 (8 for hard scenery)
Portals: Three ground supported legs and one flow header.
Load-in crew: 8-10
Load-in time: 8-12 hours
Show crew: ~3-4
Fly crew: 2-3
*See Space requirements for Logistic requirements
Period costumes by Dixon Reynolds can outfit a large cast (75 were in the Wichita production), including all principal characters and a large array of male and female newsies, including 20 teens and 20 children.
Supported cast: 75
Shipping: Hampers and Gondolas
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Shoes: Not Included
Wigs: Not Included
Props include a great variety of authentic-looking newspapers, in variously sized stacks; a sturdy wagon for delivering the newspapers; banners and signs for the different boroughs; a rolling cart with Jack’s painting supplies; and an authentic 1850s printing press, which has been adapted to function for the show.
Offstage space: Large
# of road boxes: 1 and Lose pack in scenery
Furniture: Three large office chairs, many danceable chairs, three large tables.
Expendables: Newsies print graphic only
Specialty Items: Moving printing press
Individual items for rent: None
Designed by Bruce Brockman, This semi Translucent drop with city skyline plays with scenic elements to create the incredible depth of field and wonderful time of day when illuminated from both behind and in front.
# of drops: 1 + (Stock Scrim not in package)
Types of goods: Semi-Translucent Muslin
Size range: Full Stage