NWCS Theater Department Presents: Disney’s Newsies

Thank You!

For everyone who supported our production of Disney’s Newsies – THANK YOU! This was truly a record breaking year, and we could not have done any of it without you.  We in the NWCS Theater department believe that everything we do on (and off!) stage is to glorify the Lord, using the gifts and talents that He has given as an act of worship. We thank the Lord for the opportunity to pour it all out on the stage! 

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Inspired by a true story, Newsies features the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” This fun show tells a fantastic story of finding security and importance of family, identity, and humor as we take a fun, “dancy” romp through history.


Directed By – Rick Taylor

Musical Directed By – Kari Papst

Accompanist – Beth Taylor

Choreography By – Adeline Dibble and Natalie Krusenstjerna

Production Manager – Christina Hilderbrand

Stage Managers – Kaleigh Gable, Jordan Seiersen

The overlying philosophy of the Theater Department at Northwest Christian Schools is: We believe we can use the gifts and talents God has given us to glorify Him in all we do.  Using these talents is an act of worship ( Colossians 3:23 ).  We believe in excellence, integrity, hard work, and total enjoyment of the theatrical process, in other words, FUN!

The goal of High School theater is to produce two plays per year.  The Theater Class not only completes a fully-staged “straight play” (meaning non-musical), but also is introduced to basic acting methods and theater history, learns stage direction and blocking, creates a Director’s portfolio, and performs in multiple projects, including perfecting a monologue for auditioning. The Fall production is accomplished through the High School Theater Class curriculum taught and directed by Jennifer Frankovic.  The Spring production is an extra-curricular, musical production directed by Rick Taylor and open to all student body grades 6 – 12.

Past NWCS Theatre Productions:

Fall 2021: Death by Chocolate

Spring 2021: HONK!

Spring 2020: Mary Poppins

Fall of 2019 Little Women

Spring of 2019 Beauty and the Beast

Fall of 2018 You Can’t Take it With You

Spring of 2018 Bye Bye Birdie

Fall of 2017 Death by Chocolate

Spring of 2017 Seussical

Fall of 2016 Arsenic and Old Lace

Spring of 2016 Music Man

Fall of 2015: The Importance of Being Earnest

Spring of 2015: Wizard of Oz

Fall of 2014: She Stoops to Conquer

Spring 2014: Fiddler on the Roof

Spring 2013: Treasure Island

Spring 2012: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Spring 2011: Beauty and the Beast


Contact Information

For more information about our Theater Program and to meet with our Theater Director, please include within your tour request: Northwest Christian Schools 5104 E. Bernhill Road Colbert, WA  99005 Phone:  509-238-4005