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Disney's Newsies Auditions -Des Moines, IA - Casting ID # 1583777
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Des Moines, IA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-02-18
Audition Date 04-22-19 Submission deadline 04-21-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In the early hours of the morning in 1899 New York City, newspaper delivery boy Jack Kelly tells his disabled friend, Crutchie, of his dream to one day leave New York for Santa Fe ("Santa Fe" (Prologue)). Jack lives with his fellow "newsies," many of whom are orphaned and homeless. As the sun rises, the newsies awaken and prepare for another day on the job ("Carrying the Banner"). While buying their supply of papers to sell, Jack meets Davey and his little brother, Les. Unlike the rest of the newsies, Davey and Les have a home and a family. They started work as newsies because their father suffered an accident at work resulting in the termination of his employment. Seeing young Les as an opportunity to sell more papers, Jack offers to help the boys. Meanwhile, the publisher of the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, increases the cost of the newspapers to the delivery boys, so as to outsell his competitors ("The Bottom Line"). his competitors ("The

Role # 1 Jack Kelly
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Crutchie
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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 should still be included in the dance numbers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Davey
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Les
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Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Albert
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Buttons
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Elmer
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Finch
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Henry
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Ike
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Jo Jo
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mike
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Mush
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Race
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Romeo
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Specs
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Splasher
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Tommy Boy
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One of the newsies. Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Scabs
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Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Spot Conlon
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The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Katherine Plumbe
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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. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Darcy
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The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Bill
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The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies\' cause. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Wiesel
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Oscar Delancey
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Morris\' brother. 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Morris Delancey
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Oscar\'s brother. 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Goons
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Assist the Delanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Joseph Pulitzer
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Seitz
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Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Bunsen
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Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Hannah
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Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Nunzio
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Pulitzer’s barber.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 33 Guard
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The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 Snyder
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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.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 Medda Larkin
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 36 The Bowery Beauties
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Female performers at Medda’s Theater.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 37 Stage Manager
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Introduces Medda\'s act.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 38 Nuns
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The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 39 Photographer
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Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Woman
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A newspaper customer.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 41 Mr. Jacobi
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Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 42 Policemen
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Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 43 Mayor
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The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 44 Gov Teddy Roosevelt
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A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 45 Female Ensemble 1
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Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 46 Female Ensemble 2
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Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 47 Female Ensemble 3
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Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 48 Male Ensemble 1
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Ensemble who double as Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 49 Male Ensemble 2
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Ensemble who double as Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 50 Male Ensemble 3
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Ensemble who double as Bunsen.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 51 Male Ensemble 4
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Ensemble who double as Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 52 Male Ensemble 5
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Ensemble who double as Snyder.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -