Newsies - June 23 - June 24, 2023

Love Your City Theater

 Production Team Who's Who  

  • Kathryn Phelps head shot

    Kathryn Phelps


    Kathryn Phelps is honored to be directing her third show with Love Your City Theater. After directing Frozen Jr. and Peter Pan, she is thrilled to add Newsies to the list. Kathryn has been involved in the theater world for over ten years now. From performing as Annie in her debut role, over a decade ago, to now being in the director’s chair, one could say this is nothing short a full circle moment for her. A few of her favorite roles have included, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Ella in Cinderella. Although Kathryn enjoyed every bit of performing, she has found she enjoys the production side of things much more. After now being involved with production for over five years, she is elated to add this latest piece of work to her resume. She would like to thank her parents, family members, and every friend who has supported her endeavors up until this point.

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    Kelsey Korman

    Music Director

    Kelsey Korman, mezzo-soprano, is a versatile artist, having performed in operas, musicals, and jazz ensembles throughout her career.  Recently praised by the Dallas Theatre Journal for her comedic timing, Kelsey brings her unique and comedic perspective to each and every character she portrays.  Her previous operatic roles include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zaberflöte), the title role in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the title role in The Little Prince, and Zita (Gianni Schicchi).  Her regional theatre credits include Chris Gorman (Rumors), Daphne Rain (Gods of Comedy), Gabrielle (Cinderella), Maggie Saunders (Lend Me a Tenor), and Harriet Smith (Jane Austen’s Emma).  Kelsey is thrilled to be returning in the role of music director with LYCT and is excited to present Newsies with the best cast and crew possible.  Thank you to everyone part of Newsies for making the experience of music directing a joyous one!

  • Karen Rollins head shot

    Karen Rollins


    Karen has performed and choreographed throughout her childhood but never participated in live theater until she met Tawnya Lee. Karen started out as a backstage theater mom five years ago with some of the same cast members here today! She later choreographed for LYCT’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Frozen Jr. She appeared in her first musical last summer as a native dancer in Peter Pan. Karen is honored to serve alongside her dear friends at LYCT and wants to thank her husband, children, cast and crew who have loved and supported her over the years.

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