Disney’s Newsies Audition Information
Important Audition update – if you are interested in Disney’s Newsies at all, you
will need to sign up for a slot on Wednesday October 17 th . Be prepared to dance. If
you have a question on whether the character you are auditioning for needs to
dance, i.e. Mr. Pulitzer, please reach out to the Director – liane.adamo@gmail.com

Disney’s Newsies
Music – Alan Menken
Lyrics – Jack Feldman
Book – Harvey Fierstein


Directed by Liane Adamo
Choreography - Tobi Compton
Music Direction – Tanner Kelly
Produced by: ParkerArts and Inspire Theater Company
Audition Dates & Times: 
Wednesday October 17th, 2018, 6:30p – 9:30p
Saturday October 20th, 2018, Callbacks
2nd Callbacks, if needed, will be announced for a later date in the following week


Audition/ 1st Callback Location: 
The Schoolhouse Theater
19650 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

 
2nd Callback Location: 
TBD
 
Rehearsal Schedule:
First rehearsal – Monday November 12th, 2018
We will rehearse - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 6:30 – 10p
And Saturdays - 1p – 5p
Tech Week Rehearsal:
Sunday January 13th, 2019 - January 17th, 2019
(typical call time 5:30pm during tech week) 
Performance Dates: 
Friday, Saturday, and Sundays –January 18, 2019 – February 10, 2019

Evening Performances: 7:30PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
SPECIAL Friday Matinee, February 1, 2019 10:00 AM
Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance, Saturday, 2/2/2019, 2:00 PM.
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or during Tech Week.
  
Audition Requirements: 
All those auditioning are encouraged to provide an 8x10 photo and a resume of their onstage
experience when registering for auditions.  These photos will become the property of the Inspire
Theater Company.
Only 1 role for a child under 16, all other roles are 16 and older.
Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.  Any conflicts with the posted
schedule must be discussed with, and agreed to, by the Director before casting can be confirmed.
Be prepared to perform a prepared monologue of your choice, and 32 bars of a song in the style
of the show. Please bring sheet music only, no a cappella 
All Actors will be paid a stipend.

Synopsis:
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-
winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a
book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs
“Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills
and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899,
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! 
For More Information: 
Email your questions to: liane.adamo@gmail.com
 
Character Breakdown: 
Jack Kelly – leader of the Newsies - Tenor
Katherine Plummer – ambitious young report – Mezzo-Soprano
Davey Jacobs – new, bookish Newsie - Tenor
Les Jacobs – Davey’s fearless younger brother - Tenor
Joseph Pulitzer – owner of the World newspaper - Baritone
Crutchie – Newsie with a bum leg - Tenor
Medda Larkin – vaudeville star and theater owner – Mezzo-Soprano
Spot Conlon – leader of the Brooklyn Newsies - Tenor
Wiesel – runs the “World” paper - spoken
Morris Delancey – heavy at the “World’s” distribution window - spoken
Oscar Delancey – Morris’ equally tough brother - spoken
Snyder – warden of the refuge - spoken
Mister Jacobi – owner of Jacobi’s Deli – spoken

Theodore Roosevelt – Governor - spoken
Other Newsies – Tenors
Bowery Beauties – showgirls at Medda’s theater
Seitz – Pulitzer’s editor
Bunson – Pulitzer’s bookkeeper
Hannah – Pulitzer’s secretary
Male and Female Ensemble

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