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Performers Needed for "Newsies" Musical Show

Moline, IL, United States
ID: 252430Exp: 2/24/2024

The company is holding auditions for "Newsies" Show and looking for performers, please see the details below. About the project: Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsiesfeatures 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. Additional info: Showtimes - July 5, 2024 7:30 pm July 6, 2024 7:30 pm July 7, 2024 2:00 pm July 11, 2024 7:30 pm July 12, 2024 7:30 pm July 13, 2024 7:30 pm July 14, 2024 2:00 pm Please see the attachment for more details

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30 roles

ACK KELLYMale19-25 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 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 Bb2-A4)

KATHERINE PLUMBERFemale19-23 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, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Tapping experience is also a plus. (Vocal Range A3-F5)

CRUTCHIEMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Is a dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie will still be included in the dance numbers. (Vocal Range C3-A4)

DAVEYMale18-22 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 D3-A4)

SPOT CONLONMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

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

ALBERTMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

BUTTONSMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

ELMERMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

FINCHMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

HENRYMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

IKEMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

JO JOMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

MIKEMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

MUSHMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

RACEMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

ROMEOMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

SPECSMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

SPLASHERMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

TOMMY BOYBoth genders18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

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 F3-E5)

JOSEPH PULITZERMale50-65 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)

SEITZBoth genders18-56 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 practical and insightful secretary;

NunzioMale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s barber.

WIESEL, or “Weasel,”Male35-50 y.o.All ethnicities

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 & 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.

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.

MR. JACOBIBoth genders35-55 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.

GOVERNOR TEDDY ROOSEVELTMale50-65 y.o.All ethnicities

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