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Disney's "Newsies" Casting Singer/Dancers

Nashville, TN, United StatesID: 186836Exp: 10/1/2022
Category:Singing
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Auditions for Disney's "Newsies". Seeking cast. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman -- including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens -- Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire. Additional info: Please prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script if asked and to do a dance audition. All people auditioning will be asked to learn a tap combination ... do not let this deter you from auditioning. Directors would love to have a diverse cast, so they welcome all ethnicities for any role. *Please bring a headshot and resume. **Please note, all roles will learn a tap combination in the audition. ***Many roles will be doubled or tripled. Callbacks are Sunday, October 2, 2022. Several rehearsals will be scattered in November and December wing the bulk of them beginning in January, 2023. Performance dates are February 10-26, 2023.

43 roles

Jack KellyMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an oprhaned 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 strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range: A4 – Bb2

DaveyMale18-20 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, Davey is the brains of the resistance. Vocal range: A4-D3

AlbertBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

ButtonsBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

ElmerBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

FinchBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

HenryBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

IkeBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Jo JoBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

MikeBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

MushBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

RaceBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

RomeoBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

SpecsBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

SplasherBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Tommy BoyBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

OthersBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

ScabsBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.

Spot ConlonBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”

Katherine PlumberFemale18-20 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 resourcesful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Vocal range: F5-A3

DarcyBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies.

BillMale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies' cause.

WieselMale35-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher.

Oscar DelanceyMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

Morris DelanceyMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

GoonsMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Assist the Delanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One.

Joseph PulitzerMale35-50 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. Vocal range: F4- C3

SnyderBoth genders45-65 y.o.All ethnicities

The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming.

Medda LarkinFemale25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Vocal range: E5-F3

Mr. JacobiMale35-55 y.o.All ethnicities

Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.

SeitzMale18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

BunsenBoth genders35-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s Bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

HannahFemale20-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s Secretary practical and insightful.

NunzioMale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s barber.

​The GuardMale20-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.

The Bowery BeautiesFemale18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Performers at Medda’s Theater.

Stage ManagerMale25-55 y.o.All ethnicities

Introduces Medda's act.

NunsFemale18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.

PhotographerBoth genders18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”

CustomerBoth genders18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

A newspaper customer.

PolicemenMale18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.

MayorMale18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike. ​

Governor Teddy RooseveltMale18-60 y.o.All ethnicities

A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.