Disney's Newsies Cast

Andy Collins (Jack Kelly)
Andy is making his Third Wall Productions debut as Jack Kelly. Previous performances include, Les Miserable (Marius) and An Evening with Edgar Poe (The Prefect), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere) on Calvert Hall College’s stage, and The Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors) at Towson University. Andy is a freshman at Towson University pursuing a Business Degree with a minor in Theatre and is looking for any opportunity he can find to act. He would like to thank this warm and welcoming community that took him in with open arms. He thanks the cast, crew, orchestra, Mr. Cyr, Ms. Daubenmire, Mr. Zile, Mr. Zellhofer, and Mrs. DeBaugh for all their hard work and time they dedicated to this fantastic show. Andy would like to thank his friends and family for all the support they constantly give him and he would like to dedicate his performance to his wonderful Godmother and inspiration. Enjoy the show!
Jamie Williams (Katherine Plumber)
Jamie is delighted to make her Third Wall Productions debut in one of her favorite musicals. Jamie has appeared in Grease, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Cry Baby and Sweet Charity. Jamie wants to extend love and thanks to her family and friends for always supporting her passion for performing, whether it be choir concerts, dance recitals, or musical productions. Jamie also wants to give a special shout-out to her fiancé, Joey, for running lines and being the best karaoke partner.
Sarah Mackin (Crutchie)
Sarah is so happy to be back on the Third Wall stage in one of her very favorite musicals. Previous TWP credits include Jekyll & Hyde (Newsboy), The Music Man, and A Wonderful Life (Karen Zimmer). Most recently, she appeared as Lucy Van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (ASOB). Sarah would like to thank her mom, grandma, and her family and friends for their love and constant support; her vocal coach, Cara Gonzalez for her wisdom and guidance; Mike, Will and the rest of the production team for all of their efforts. She would especially like to thank Maia, Cece and Lucy for their encouragement and Henry for entrusting her with this incredible character. Last, but not least, Sarah wants to thank her Newsies family...Break legs! Sarah would like to dedicate this performance to every kid out there who's ever felt lost and afraid. Keep your chin up and “soak ‘em for Crutchie!”
Logan Snyder (Davey)
Logan is excited for his Third Wall Productions debut as Davey in Disney’s Newsies! Previous roles include Prentiss (Peter and the Starcatcher), Drake (Annie), and King Richard (Robin Hood) at Franklin High School, and the Lyric theatre camp’s Jesus (Godspell). Seize the day!
Bailey Gomes (Les)
Bailey is so excited to debut on the Third Wall stage as Les in this fantastic production of Newsies. Making this experience even better is the opportunity to share the stage with his beloved DeBaugh cousins Lucy and Cece, his aunt Maia, and so many other wonderful friends. Previous credits include Glyndon Area Players performances: a Sea Creature in 2016’s The Little Mermaid, Chip in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, and ensemble in Hello Dolly in 2018. When not performing he enjoys golf, baseball, basketball, hiking, swimming, and reading. He is currently in 4th grade at The Sacred Heart School in Glyndon. A huge thank you to Henry, Mike, and the entire production staff for this awesome opportunity!
Josh Leach (Race)
Josh is senior at Mount Hebron High school and participates in varsity football, madrigal choir, show choir, pentatonic choir and theater. Josh's past productions include, West Side Story, A Wonderful Life, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Most recently, Josh appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotes) with Just Off Broadway. Josh is thankful for the opportunity to be in Newsies even though he has no formal dance training. His next production will be The Wizard of Oz, where he will play the Cowardly Lion. Outside of theater, Josh loves leading worship at church, playing his many guitars, playing video games and hanging with friends. Josh would like to thank family and friends for always supporting him in all he does.
Emily Signor (Specs)
Emily is excited to be performing in her first show with Third Wall Productions. She is currently a junior at Franklin High School and intends to pursue musical theatre in college. Recent roles include Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest), Annie (Annie), Molly Aster (Peter & the Starcatcher) @ FHS; Carolyn (Bridges of Madison County) @ Dundalk Community Theater; Council Member (Hairspray) @ Children’s Playhouse of Maryland; The Ugly Duckling (Shrek) @ Glyndon Area Players. Accomplishments include the 2017 Baltimore Cappie Award for Lead Actress in a Play for Molly Aster and two 2018 Baltimore Cappie nominations for Annie (Female Vocalist & Choreographer). Emily would like to thank her parents for their continual support of her dream, her amazing TWP friends who have made this an incredible experience, and to Ms. Maia and Ms. Remy for carting me back and forth to rehearsal!
Andi Rudai (Finch/Darcy)
Andi has been with TWP since its inception appearing as Oliver in Oliver! She is currently enrolled in the Vocal prime at Carver Center for the arts. Andrea has been most recently seen in the ensemble of My Fair Lady and Jekyll and Hyde. She also loves drawing and anything musical. She is thrilled to be a part of this production and is grateful to our director Henry for this opportunity to perform for you.
Jared Cohen (Romeo/Bill)
Jared, a junior at Liberty High School, is very excited to be performing in his first show with TWP! Recent credits include Hello Dolly (Waiter) at Glyndon Area Players and The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric) at Liberty HS. He would like to thank the production team for giving him the amazing opportunity to bring such an amazing story to life!
Anthony Case (Albert)
Anthony is excited to be in his first production at Third Wall! He has done theater around the Baltimore area, including Spring Awakening (Georg) at Stillpointe Theater, Guys and Dolls (Joey Biltmore) and Seussical (Cat in the Hat) at Archangel Players, and Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear) at Cockpit in Court. Be sure to check out his directorial debut of Little Shop of Horrors at Archangel Players! He hopes you enjoy the show!
Pierce Elliott (Elmer)
Pierce is in his fifth show with Third Wall Productions, and has been doing community theater and camps for over 8 years. Some of his favorite shows and roles are: 13 the Musical (Evan Goldman), Shrek (Little Shrek/Baby Bear), Legally Blonde the Musical (Warner Huntington III) and Aladdin (Jafar). Thanks to Henry, Mike and Maia for this opportunity.
Brendon Hayes (Henry)
Brendon is excited to participate in Newsies, his second musical theatre production. He made his theatrical debut in 2018 as a Munchkin and Flying Monkey in The Wizard of Oz with Charm City Players.
Cecelia DeBaugh (Mush)
Cecelia is happy to be participating in her first Third Wall production and loves being on the choreography team. Her previous roles include Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere’s Fan, Jetsam in The Little Mermaid and a Dancing Napkin in Beauty and the Beast with the Glyndon Area Players. She is a sophomore at Carver Center where she is studying in the dance prime. It has been such a joy working with this wonderful cast and crew and she hopes that everyone “breaks a leg!”
Lucy DeBaugh (Splasher)
Newsies is Lucy’s first show with Third Wall and she is so happy to work on choreography with her family! Previous roles of hers include Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Flotsam in The Little Mermaid and a Dancing Napkin in GAP’s Beauty and the Beast. She is a 10th grader at Carver Center, where she studies in the dance prime. Lucy is thrilled to perform in this show and she hopes that everyone enjoys the performance!
Grace Volpe (Buttons)
Grace is a freshman at The George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in the Acting prime. She is a member of the 2018 Maryland Junior All State Chorus. Grace has been in theater since she was seven years old. Performing in The King and I, Oliver, Babes in Toyland, Thumbelina, and The Sound of Music, with Oregon Ridge Dinner Theater. Moving on Grace performed as Molly in Annie, Marta and Brigitta in The Sound of Music, and "the coroner" in The Wizard of Oz with Charm City Players. She has also had the pleasure of working with Reisterstown Theater Project, Artistic Synergy and Cockpit in the Court with CCBC. This is Grace’s seventh performance with Third Wall Productions. Her previous TWP credits include Oliver (Bet), "13" (Patrice), Fiddler on the Roof (Shprintze), Jesus Christ Superstar, The Music Man (Zaneeta), and Jekyll And Hyde (Featured Ensemble). Grace would like to thank Mike and Henry for their support.
Elizabeth Volpe (Spot Conlon/Newsie)
Elizabeth is a Vocal Music Senior at The George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. She is a graduate of The Children's Chorus of Maryland and with them has performed with the world-renowned conductor/violinist Andre Rieu at The 1st Mariner Arena (2010), in Hansel and Gretel, The Chesapeake Chamber Opera (2010), with child prodigy musician Ethan Bortnick (2013), La Boheme with the Annapolis Opera Company (2014). Elizabeth's previous performances include productions with The Loyola Blakefield Players, Oregon Ridge Dinner Theater, Cockpit in the Court at CCBC, Charm City Players, Reisterstown Theater Project, and Artistic Synergy. This is Elizabeth's sixth performance with Third Wall Productions. She would like to thank Mike and Henry for their support, and Maia, Cecelia and Lucy for the phenomenal choreography. She would also like to thank her family and friends for coming out to see the show!
Carly Dagilis (Jo Jo)
Carly is excited to be a part of her first Third Wall production! She is currently a sophomore acting student at Baltimore School for the Arts. Some of her favorite roles include Jojo in Seussical (Heritage Players), Annie in Annie (Beth Tfiloh), Small Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Children’s Playhouse of Maryland), Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter in Peter Rabbit (Pumpkin Theatre) and Young Fiona in Shrek (Children’s Playhouse of Maryland). Thank you to the cast and crew for making this so much fun and to my parents for driving me!
Kyle LaPosta (Tommy Boy/Scab)
Kyle is thrilled to be in his first TWP performance! Previously he has been seen in Bye Bye Birdie and Oklahoma with ASOB. He has also appeared in his school theater performances in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Seussical (Horton), and Into the Woods (Baker). Kyles favorite past roles include Oliver (Artful Dodger) with SLP and Wizard of Oz (Lollipop Guild) with TSP. He is currently in the 9th grade and will be performing in High School Musical. Kyle would like to give a special thanks to the cast and crew for making this a great experience! Also, to all his family and friends …"ENJOY THE SHOW!”
Sasha Lifchez (Scab/Newsie)
Sasha is thrilled to be making her debut with Third Wall Productions! She is a 9th grader at Roland Park Country School and was most recently seen in their production of Beauty and the Beast. Previous shows include The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin) and Annie (Kate) at Charm City Players and Legally Blonde, Jr. (Kate) at RPCS. In her spare time, Sasha enjoys singing, writing, playing her ukulele, and dancing with The Moving Company. She would like to thank Third Wall for this incredible opportunity in one of her dream shows, and her family and friends for all of their support.
Darius Kaiser (Scab/Newsie)
Darius is excited to be making his debut with Third Wall Productions! He is in the tenth grade at Catonsville High School. He was most recently in the Wizard of Oz (adult ensemble) at Charm City Players.  Previous roles include The Nutcracker (Fritz), Thoroughly Modern Mille, The Wiz, Homecoming (the movie), and has appeared in the music video, Sixteen with the band Skinny is Green. In his spare time, Darius enjoys playing the saxophone, dancing and video games. He is currently studying dance at the Peabody Institute, Towson University and Artistry Dance group. He previously danced with the Alvin Ailey Camp, Berkshire Pulse and the Baltimore All County Honors Dance Ensemble at Carver High School and will be dancing at a summer intensive in Massachusetts this year. He was in the Baltimore All County Choir and a member of the Tri-M Honor society. Darius thanks Third Wall for this amazing opportunity and his family for their love, support and encouragement.
Olive DeVille (Newsie)
Olive is thrilled to be performing in her second show with Third Wall, after appearing in The Music Man last year! She is a sophomore vocal music student at Carver Center and her favorite theatre credits outside of Third Wall include Beauty and the Beast and Hello, Dolly! (Glyndon Area Players) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Children’s Playhouse of MD). Thanks so much to the cast and production staff of Newsies for making it a great experience!
Joan Firestein (Newsie)
Joan is happy to be in her second production with Third Wall Productions. Her last production with TWP was Fiddler on the Roof (Villager). She was most recently seen in September Song Musical Theatre’s award winning production of Anything Goes (Feature Tap Dancer). Joan’s favorite roles have been a Wolf in Beauty and the Beast (September Song) and a featured dancer in Oklahoma where she was also a Dance Captain for that production (Artistic Synergy of Baltimore). She is a senior in high school and hopes to major in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as having a minor in Theatre. When not performing, Joan is sleeping. Thank you for coming and enjoy!!
Sam Rudai (Newsie)
Sam, though young in age, is veteran of community theater. She has been in many productions like CCP’s Annie and TWP’s Oliver! Her most recent role was Amaryllis in Music Man. She is currently taking dance at CMRC dance studio. Samantha also loves to go camping at Knoebels with her family and her roller coaster buddy, Mike. She wants you to know that being a part of the Newsies’ ensemble has been a super fun experience.
Sara Schultz (Newsie)
Sara is super excited to be performing in one of her favorite musicals, Newsies! Although this is her first production with Third Wall, she can be seen performing mostly with the Dulaney High School Theatre Company and the Seventh District Summer Musical Theatre Camp. Sara also dances with the Moving Company Dance Center. She would love to thank her parents for putting up with her crazy schedule and always supporting her! Enjoy the show!!
Joel Signor (Joseph Pulitzer)
Joel is honored to be working along side both old and new friends in his first show at Third Wall and is thrilled to be on stage with his daughter for the fifth time. Joel’s favorite past role was “Crazy Old” Maurice in GAP’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Other past roles include ensemble roles with Glyndon Area Players for The Little Mermaid and Hello, Dolly! and with Dundalk Community Theater for Bridges of Madison County. Much love to Megan, Emily & Justin for giving his life meaning and to the entire TWP Family for producing an incredible show.
Lizzy Jackson Fleischmann (Medda Larkin)
Baltimore native Lizzy Jackson Fleischmann is thrilled to be returning to Third Wall to perform this FABULOUS ROLE! Lizzy's previous roles include Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Lady Grace in Something's Afoot, Amy in Little Women, Agnes Gooch in Mame, and Kim in Bye Bye Birdie. In her spare time, Lizzy is a science teacher around the corner at NDP. She wishes to thank the cast and crew as well as her family and friends for their constant love and support! That’s rich honey!
Forest Deal (Bunsen/Policeman)
Forest last appeared as Alfred P. Doolittle in Third Wall Productions’ My Fair Lady. He has portrayed Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Professor Digory Kirk in Narnia, the Musical, and various associates and butlers, including Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol and butlers Franz in The Sound of Music and Drake in Annie. He enjoys refereeing soccer games and is fairly good at quick mental math, but he has no clue about the value of a cigar.
H. Ray Lawson (Seitz/Policeman)
is so excited to return to the Third Wall stage. He most recently performed in their production of In The Closet. Ray has been an accomplished Director, Stage Manager, and performer in the local area for 42 years. He has taught young people's theater for ten years. He is honored to be on the stage with this wonderfully talented cast. He currently serves on the board of directors of Cockpit in Court summer theater. Please enjoy the show!!!!!!! By day, Ray is an Accountant.
Kirsten Mackin (Hannah/Nun)
Kirsten is absolutely thrilled to be part of this fantastic production! Her previous TWP credits include, Jekyll & Hyde (Ensemble), The Music Man (Pickalittle Lady), and A Wonderful Life (Stage Manager). She is so excited to share the stage with this incredibly talented cast, especially her daughter, Sarah (Crutchie). She wishes to thank Henry for this wonderful opportunity, as well as Mike, Will, Ed, Andrew, Maia, Cece, Lucy, Emily, Sarah Z., and the rest of the production crew for all of their hard work and dedication. A special thanks to her family and friends for all of their love and support. Enjoy the show!
Pat Rudai (Nunzio/Teddy Roosevelt)
Pat has been a big part of the Third Wall family since the beginning. He has had a hand in building in almost every production since. Patrick was most recently in Third Wall Production’s My Fair Lady. He also loves to play hockey and to perform with his family. He is excited to bring Teddy Roosevelt to life. Enjoy!
J. Purnell Hargrove (Wiesel)
J returns to the Third Wall stage after a small hiatus to take a few pottery lessons and learn to crochet. J previous played John Utterson in Third Wall Productions’ Jekyll & Hyde. He will next be heard as the voice of the Audrey II in The Archangel Players production of Little Shop of Horrors and will return to Third Wall to play Roger in The Producers. Past credits include, but are not limited to; Donkey in Shrek The Musical, Paul in Den of Thieves (Baltimore Premiere), Lumière in Beauty and the Beast, Gary Peter Lefkowitz in I Hate Hamlet, Seaweed in Hairspray. Carpe Noctem..
Andrew Pedrick (Morris Delancey)
Andrew is happy to be back at Third Wall Productions. Previous roles include Prince Dauntless in Once Upon A Mattress, Simon Stride in Jekyll & Hyde, Marcellus in The Music Man, Clarence in A Wonderful Life, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, and John Brooke in Little Women. Andrew would like to thank his amazing girlfriend, Jillian, for all her love and support.
Chip Willett (Oscar Delancey)
Chip is happy to be making a return to his home theatre company. This has always been a dream show to do. Thanks to the trust of Henry, whom he met in Jekyll and Hyde. Keep theatre alive as it keeps so many alive.
Nick Ruth (Snyder)
Nick took his son, David, to an audition and soon found himself sucked into the theatre world. He has performed with Third Wall Productions, Other Voices Theatre, Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre, St. Gabriel Miracle Players, Red Branch Theatre, Artistic Synergy, and Just Off Broadway. His favorite shows include Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotes), Joseph (Pharoah), Oliver! (Mr. Sowerberry), and South Pacific (Captain Brackett). His wife Sheila loves the backstage life. Hopefully there will be other opportunities for the Ruth family to be together under the lights.
Jim Driver (Mr. Jacobi/Mayor)
Jim is very excited to be in his first production at at Third Wall. He is a former acting student at CCBC Essex. He has performed locally at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore as Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma, as Geroge Secole and Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing, and as Mr Gimble and Whitey the Marine in Miracle on 34th Street. He has performed at Just Off Broadway in Jesus Christ superstar in the ensemble. Jim credits all the success he has had in his acting career to his mentor Professor Zach Hartley.
Jillian Arnold (Bowery Beauty/Nun)
Jillian is excited to be back at Third Wall with this talented cast! Most recently, she was seen in the ensemble of Third Wall’s production of Jekyll & Hyde. When she’s not performing or choreographing, Jillian is spending time with her beautiful son, Grayson. Thanks to the cast and crew of this production, her family, and Andrew.
Sam Ulick (Bowery Beauty/Nun)
Sam is excited to perform in her second show with TWP. Her other recent productions include My Fair Lady (TWP) and Hello, Dolly (Glyndon Area Players). She is loving being back on the stage after taking a hiatus to receive her Elementary Education degree at Towson University. Sam is a third grade teacher for Baltimore County and is pursuing a master’s degree in literacy at Loyola University. She is grateful to be a part of this wonderful production!