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Dance Opportunities for Kids in "Newsies Jr." Show

Butler, PA, United States
ID: 567978Exp: 4/22/2024

Searching for kids ages 7-18 years old for the "Newsies Jr." Show. Please see the details below. About the project: This show is based on the 1992 film and the 2012 Broadway Musical and includes many Production Numbers. Additional info: Audition materials will be provided and you only have to attend one of the Audition dates. If needed, a Callback Evening will be announced. All Cast Members must be available for possible rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. There will be an established number of "Company" Rehearsals. Each Actor must attend a certain percentage of those rehearsals or they will be cut from Certain Numbers or the Show. Also, all Actors must attend all rehearsals held at the Performance Venue. The First Rehearsal will begin on Thursday, April 25, 7-9:15 p.m. All Rehearsals will be held at Sing Hosanna! Stewart Hall Performance dates include Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 pm in the Succop Theater at Butler County Community College. Please download the attachment for details. If interested, please apply.

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39 roles

Jack KellyMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and very loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3

LesMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Davey’s cheeky younger sibling, is excited by the newsies’ freedom and loves their independent lifestyle. This pint-sized charmer should present as younger than the other newsies Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B3

CrutchieMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Jack’s best friend and a dedicated newsie with a “bum leg” from polio that causes pain, but helps sell more papes. Walking with the assistance of a crutch doesn’t define the ever-positive newsie, so look for an actor who can portray Casey’s goofy-sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is accustomed to modifying daily activities for their disability, so consider both the character and actor’s abilities when blocking and choreographing Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

DaveyMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother, starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right, who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, cast a strong actor and singer who can lead “Seize the Day” while smartly portraying the brains of the resistance. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Katherine PlumberFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, Katherine should be a strong singer with excellent diction for her showstopping number, “Watch What Happens.” Because Katherine and Jack possess a strong bond, consider auditioning these roles together to get a sense of the performers’ repartee. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Medda LarkinFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Inspired by the African- American vaudeville performer, Aida Overton-Walker, A big-voiced singer and star of the Bowery (see the “Dramaturgy” document in Downloadable Resources). A proud supporter of the newsies, she offers her theater as a safe haven for their revolution. Look for a performer who can portray this astute entertainer with great comic delivery, while standing firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

WieselMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Aka “Weasel”. A disgruntled paper-pusher who uses the Delancey brothers as his muscle, runs distribution for the World and has little patience or sympathy for the newsies. Feel free to incorporate this actor into the newsies ensemble when possible.

Joseph PulitzerMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack. For this non-singing role, cast a strong actor with a sharp and imposing presence.

BunsenMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s bookkeeper who helps Pulitzer come up with the idea to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

HannahFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s secretary who is a clever advocate for the newsies.

PatMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

An efficient stage manager who introduces Medda’s act.

Governor Teddy RooseveltMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A well-respected lifelong public servant who inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer. Cast an actor with the ability to portray the maturity and stature of this well-respected leader.

SnyderMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The crooked warden of The Refuge. A filthy and horrible juvenile reformatory, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep their government checks coming. Look for an actor who can evoke an imposing and sinister presence.

SeitzMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The editor of the World who advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

BillMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Katherine’s upperclass friend whose parents own the New York Journal and help the newsies print the Newsies Banner.

DorothyFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Katherine’s upperclass friend whose parents own the New York Tribune and help the newsies print the Newsies Banner.

DarcyFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A photographer who works with Katherine.

Oscar & Morris DelanceyMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Toughs who work distribution for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point. Look for actors who can believably portray these threatening goons. With a few smart and quick costuming changes, these two actors can also join the newsies ensemble if needed.

RACEMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ALBERTMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

MURIELMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

NANCYMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

SPECSMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

PIGTAILSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

HAZELMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BUTTONSMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

TOMMY BOYMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ROMEOMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

JO JOMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

SCABSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies’ CUSTOMERSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Citizens of New YorkBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WOMANFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BOWERY BRIGADEBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ADAFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

OLIVEFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ETHELFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

POLICE OFFICERSMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WORKING CHILDREN of New York CityBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities