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Seeking Performers for Upcoming Productions

Erie, PA, United States
ID: 256811Exp: 5/20/2024

The company is holding auditions for productions of Disney’s NEWSIES and SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and looking for performers, please see the details below. About the project: "Newsies" Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.” "Shawshank Redemption" Synopsis: When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the notorious Shawshank prison, he must find a way to keep himself and his hope alive by using his wits and forging friendships. Based on the novella by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption brings the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage Additional info: "Newsies" Show dates: July 26, 27, August 2-4 and 8-11 Rehearsals begin Late May 2024 Audition Requirements: Please prepare to sing a brief (32 measures)musical theatre style song of your choosing. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key or karaoke track. An accompanist will be provided. Also prepare a brief monologue no longer than 1 ½ minutes. There will be a dance audition as well so wear appropriate footwear and clothes you can move in. "Shawshank Redemption" Show dates: September 13, 14, 20-22. 26-29 Rehearsals begin mid July 2024 Audition Requirements: Please prepare a dramatic monologue. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the script.

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60 roles

Jack KellyMale18-20 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 top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 "Newsies"

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 top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3 "Newsies"

AlbertMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


ButtonsMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


ElmerMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


FinchMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


HenryMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


IkeMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


Jo JoMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


MikeMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


MushMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


RaceMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


RomeoMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


SpecsMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


SplasherMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


Tommy BoyMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities


ScabsBoth genders18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike. "Newsies"

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.” "Newsies"

Katherine PlumberMale18-20 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 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. "Newsies"

DarcyMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie. "Newsies"

BillMale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies’ cause. Can double as a newsie. "Newsies"

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. "Newsies"

Oscar and 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. "Newsies"

GoonsMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

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

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 top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3 "Newsies"

Seitz EditorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper. "Newsies"

BunsenBoth genders35-50 y.o.All ethnicities

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

HannahFemale20-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary. "Newsies"

NunzioMale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s barber. "Newsies"

GuardBoth genders20-60 y.o.All ethnicities

The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building "Newsies"

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. "Newsies"

Medda LarkinMale25-45 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 top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3 "Newsies"

The Bowery BeautiesFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Female performers at Medda’s Theater. "Newsies"

Stage ManagerMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Introduces Medda’s act. "Newsies"

NunsFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

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

PhotographerBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

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

WomanFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A newspaper customer. "Newsies"

Mr. JacobiBoth genders18-56 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. "Newsies"

PolicemenMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Assists Snyder and turns against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One "Newsies"

MayorMale45-60 y.o.All ethnicities

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

Governor Teddy RooseveltMale50-65 y.o.All ethnicities

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

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 1Female18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty "Newsies"

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 2Female18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Nun / Woman / Bowery Beauty "Newsies"

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 3Female18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Nun / Medda Larkin "Newsies"

MALE ENSEMBLE 1Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor "Newsies"

MALE ENSEMBLE 2Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Seitz "Newsies"

MALE ENSEMBLE 3Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Bunsen "Newsies"

MALE ENSEMBLE 4Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt "Newsies"

MALE ENSEMBLE 5Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Snyder "Newsies"

Andy DufresneMale30-35 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

RedMale40-45 y.o.All ethnicities

(Ellis Boyd Redding) "Shawshank Redemption"

Warden StammasMale40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

HadleyMale40-45 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

Bogs DiamondMale35-40 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

BrooksieFemale65-70 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

EntwistleMale35-40 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

RoosterMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

RicoMale35-40 y.o.Latino / Hispanic

"Shawshank Redemption"

DawkinsMale35-40 y.o.All ethnicities

"Shawshank Redemption"

PinkyMale25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Doubles as the prison Cook. "Shawshank Redemption"