Student Summer Stock

Community Arts Center is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Student Summer Stock production will be Disney’s NEWSIES! Student Summer Stock at the CAC in collaboration with Lycoming College’s Theater and Music departments, is committed to providing a high-quality, positive, and rewarding experience to all participating students! Each summer a production is picked and auditions are held for students in grade 7th through 12th. The program’s mission is to offer an opportunity for students to create alongside working professional theater-makers so they can bring new passion and skills back to their community and educational programs. The community looks forward to this production every summer and it has become a true testament to the quality and quantity of available talent in the Greater Williamsport area. The Student Summer Stock at the CAC presents a student-centric show with professional production values to a large and enthusiastic audience in the beautiful Community Arts Center.

Show Dates: 

Friday, July 26th

Saturday, July 27th

Sunday, July 28th

Cast Members: 

Quahmè Powell – Jack
Hannah Rankey – Katherine
Levi W. Roush – Davey
Luke Saracoglu – Les
Elise McBride – Crutchie
Kendall Eichenlaub – Spot
Reagan Luna – Race
Zachary Honabach – Finch
Zack Keller – Specs
Makenzie Shimko – Ike
Sarah Millay – Mush
Dylann Eck – Splasher
Jacie Neubauer – Tommy
Kelly Long – Jojo
Maggie Stroup – Elmer— Dance Captain
Muireann Tran – Buttons
Peter Marrara – Albert
Derek Mathews – Henry
Michael Hernandez – Romeo—Dance Captain
Regan Oaks – Mike
Zach Frey – Pulitzer
Nevaeh Williams – Medda
Simon Uhter – Wiesel
Aaron Baker – Oscar Delancy
Addison Smargiassi – Morris Delancy
John Nickolaus – Snyder
Connor Elio – Bunson/Jacobi
Spencer Millay – Seitz/ensemble
Emma Hogan – Hannah/nun/ensemble
Cale Blakely – Roosevelt/ ensemble
Makayla Steele – Stage Manager/ensemble
Mahailya Breen – Photographer/ensemble
Kaleb Meyer – Policeman/ensemble
Alton Smargiassi – Bill/ensemble
Noah Hartman – Darcy/ensemble
Rachel Notestine – Nun/ensemble
Emma Kelchner – Nun/ensemble
Marie Josée Creppy – Nun/ensemble
Zoe Zola – Bowery Beauty/ensemble
Meredith Fahringer – Bowery Beauty/ensemble
Rosalind Kane – Bowery Beauty/ensemble
Lydia Hall – Ensemble
Julia Priestman – Ensemble
Seth Priestman – Ensemble
Ramsey Uhter – Ensemble
Allison Panczyszyn – Ensemble
Sadie Wentzel – Ensemble
Brooke Marshall – Ensemble
Kiera Breeding – Ensemble
Abigayle Greery – Ensemble
Ashley Loss – Ensemble
Larisa West – Ensemble
Cadi Durant – Ensemble


  • Rehearsals will begin June 3, and occur every weeknight until opening on July 25. Come prepared to share any known summer vacations or other obligations that may conflict with the rehearsal process. While we might be able to accommodate some conflicts, they will be taken into consideration when casting.
  • Our production of Newsies will be as inclusive as possible. Except for the roles that are defined by their gender (like Jack and Katherine), or for whom race is specifically defined (Medda Larkin), any role is available for any actor. We expect this to be a diverse show, with many opportunities for actors/singers/dancers regardless of race or gender identity.
  • This year’s Student Summer Stock will be directed by Dr. C. Austin (Chris) Hill, with Music Direction by Tim Latsha, and Choreography by Allison Hill. Orchestra conducted by William Ciabattari.


If you need more information, please contact Chris at