Dan DeLuca plays Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies, which launches at Proctors, Oct.11-17.
Peter Pan inspired Dan DeLuca to forge a life in the theater, and Charlie Brown and other characters like him have kept the 22-year-old actor from the Pittsburgh area very busy.
But last year, suddenly, something was missing.
“I loved playing Charlie Brown and other vulnerable, underdog roles like him, but this past year I got tired of it,” said DeLuca, who plays the lead, Jack Kelly, in the national touring production of “Newsies” coming to Proctors for a week-long run beginning Saturday.
“I wanted to be the young hero. I wanted to be Prince Charming. Who doesn’t want to play the lead and get the girl at the end?”