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Open Auditions for Newsies-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1589847
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-07-19
Audition Date 03-23-19 Submission deadline 03-22-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
This vibrant, dance-filled musical, based on the 1992 Disney film, is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution
prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.

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

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, he 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. A tough-guy on the exterior, Jack has a big heart and has a vulnerability that makes him a perfect leader. Must have a pop tenor voice and a sense of physicality. Vocal rage Bb2 to A4.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Katherine Plumber
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An ambitious young reporter, who works hard to make a name for herself at a time when women journalists were not taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation. Must have a contemporary pop voice with a high belt. Vocal range: A3 to F5 (belt).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Crutchie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papers. He does not let the crutch define him, and as Jack Kelly’s best friend is fiercely loyal. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Vocal range: C3 to A4.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Davey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother who sells newspapers to help his family. A leader in his own right, he becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. He is the brains of the resistance. Vocal range: D3 to A4.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Les
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Davey’s independent, cheeky younger brother. Inspired by the freedom of the newsies , he is precocious, intuitive, and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies. Vocal range: Db3 to Bb3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 16
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Race
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The tough guy, physical and full of fire.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Albert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The comedian, always has a cigar.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Specs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wears specs, but is no-nonsense and independent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Henry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A good guy, strong and steady.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Finch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A younger, tough, and street smart newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Romeo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The self-proclaimed “ladies man,” muscular and outspoken.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Elmer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The shy guy, but secretly quite a fighter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Mush/Spot Conlon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The most streetwise, ragged around the edges. Also doubles as Spot Conlon.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Buttons/Darcy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The straightforward, reasonable voice of the newsies. Also doubles as Darcy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Splasher/Brooklyn
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Splasher/Brooklyn Newsie —A big guy with a heart of gold. Also doubles as a Brooklyn Newsie .


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Tommy Boy/Brooklyn
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tommy Boy/Brooklyn Newsie — The pessimist, always ready to argue. Doubles as a Brooklyn Newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Jojo/Bill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The quiet and resourceful newsie. Also doubles as Bill. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Ike/Scab/Brooklyn
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ike/Scab/Brooklyn Newsie — Younger, quiet and shy. Also doubles as a Scab and a Brooklyn Newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Mike/Scab/Brooklyn
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mike/Scab/Brooklyn Newsie — A fighter. Also doubles as a Scab and a Brooklyn Newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Arch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Smart and adventurous.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Bat
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Loud and physical. Also doubles as a Scab and a Brooklyn Newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 32
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Finney/Scab/Brooklyn
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Finney/Scab/Brooklyn Newsie - Loud and physical.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Nate
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Older brother to Gus, proud and protective.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Gus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The youngest newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Joseph Pulitzer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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: C3 to G4.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Medda Larkin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 to E5.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Wiesel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Morris Delancy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of two tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, who take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Oscar Delancy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of two tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, who take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Seitz/Stage Manager
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seitz/Stage Manager/Mr Jacobi/Mayor - Ensemble member playing multiple roles including: Seitz (editor of the World who advises Pulitzer), the Stage Manager of Medda’s theatre. Mr. Jacobi (the deli owner), and The Mayor of New York. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Bunsen/Snyder/Goon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bunsen/Snyder/Goon/Policeman - Ensemble member playing multiple roles including: Bunsen (Pulitzer’s bookkeeper,) Snyder (Warden of the refuge), a Goon, and a policeman. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Nunzio/Guard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nunzio/Guard/Policeman/Roosevelt - Ensemble member playing multiple roles including: Nunzio (Pulitzer’s barber), a guard, a goon, and Teddy Roosevelt. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 33 Hannah
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 Bowery Beauty #1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bowery Beauty #1/Ensemble/Brooklyn Newsie - A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A Bowery Beauty, A New Yorker, and a Brooklyn newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 Bowery Beauty #2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bowery Beauty #2/Ensemble/Brooklyn Newsie - A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A Bowery Beauty, A New Yorker, and a Brooklyn newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 36 Bowery Beauty #3
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bowery Beauty #3/Ensemble/Brooklyn Newsie - A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A Bowery Beauty, A New Yorker, and a Brooklyn newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 37 Bowery Beauty #4
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bowery Beauty #4/Ensemble/Brooklyn Newsie - A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A Bowery Beauty, A New Yorker, and a Brooklyn newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 38 Bowery Beauty #5
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bowery Beauty #5/Ensemble/Brooklyn Newsie - A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A Bowery Beauty, A New Yorker, and a Brooklyn newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 39 Bowery Beauty #6
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bowery Beauty #6/Ensemble/Brooklyn Newsie - A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A Bowery Beauty, A New Yorker, and a Brooklyn newsie. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Nun #1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A nun and a New Yorker. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 41 Nun #2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A nun and a New Yorker. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 42 Nun #3
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A female ensemble member playing multiple roles including A nun and a New Yorker. Vocal range: Negotiable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -