Newsies

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman and Book by Harvey Fierstein

Where: Hood Street Art Center, 136 Hood Street, McDonough, GA 30253

Who: The Henry Players Community Theatre

Directed by Joaquin Santiago
Assistant Directed by Alli Childers
Musical Direction by Kasey Hawkins
Choreography by Autumn Stephens and Kaiya Lewis

Auditions will be:
Monday September 27 @7 PM-9 PM
Tuesday September 28 @7 PM – 9PM,
Wednesday September 29 @7 PM – 9 PM : Strictly Dance Ensemble (if you only want to dance)
*Potential Callbacks also on Wednesday

Performance Dates: February 10-13; February 17-20

Rehearsal Dates:
October 4-December 18: Monday, Wednesday 7-9, Saturdays 2-6
January-February: Monday, Tuesday Thursday 7-9, possible Saturdays

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music or your own track. No Acapella.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring jazz shoes/sneakers and if you have them, tap shoes for dance auditions.
If you are auditioning for dance only, please bring your jazz and tap shoes.

Story synopsis:
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.”

Characters:
*Although character names are traditionally male/female, all roles are open to all genders
Jack Kelly- age 15-23, tenor
Crutchie- age 13-21, tenor
Davey- age 14-25, tenor, will tap dance
Les- age 9-15, tenor/alto, will tap dance
Joseph Pulitzer- age 35-60, tenor
Katherine Plumber- age 17-24, Soprano/Mezzo, will tap dance
Medda Larkin- age 20-50, Soprano/Mezzo
Newsies- 13-21, all vocal parts needed
Additional Ensemble- ages 13-70, all vocal parts needed