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Mark your calendars! The Media Theatre will have auditions for its upcoming production of Disney's NEWSIES on SATURDAY OCT. 28 from 1PM TO 6PM (No appointments. Open Call. AEA seen first, non-AEA as time permits. This is a call for adult actors, ages 18 and up, who fit the descriptions of the various roles. No youth will be seen at this audition.)
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AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE MEDIA THEATRE SCHOOL AND DANCE STUDIO, 28 WEST STATE STREET, MEDIA, PA.
All roles open. The Media Theatre is an AEA reference to LORT Professional Music Theatre. Seeking strong dancers for the "Newsies", as well as actors/ singers for other roles.
NEWSIES rehearses April 2 through April 17, during the daytime hours, and plays April 18 through June 10 with seven performances per week. All cast members MUST be available for all rehearsals---no exceptions. The show is directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn. Artistic Director Jesse Cline. Music Director is Ben Kapilow.
Roles available for NEWSIES are as follows:
Male, 17 - 22 years old, Caucasian. Handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice.
Male, 16 - 21 years old, Caucasian. A thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice.
Male, 10 -12 years old, Caucasian. The fearless kid brother of Davey. Excited by everything the world has to offer and eager to join in the adventure. Fun is this kid's middle name. Must sing really well.
Male, 40s, Caucasian. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glen Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well.
Female, 17 - 22 years old, Caucasian. The strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt.
Male, 17-22 years old, any ethnicity. A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer.
Female, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery.
Males, to play 16-22, all ethnicities. Strong, technically trained dancers with a knack for physicality. Should also tap and sing very well. Possible principal understudy assignments.
Females, to play 16-22, all ethnicities. Should move well, but most importantly tap and sing very well.