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Newsies Auditions in Denton-Dallas, TX - Casting ID # 1596244
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Dallas, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-12-19
Audition Date 08-20-19 Submission deadline 08-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!


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

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. 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.

Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality.

Dance Required

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

A dedicated Newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papers. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, he relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance.

Good movement and physicality. Crutchie is still included in the dance numbers.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Les’ 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.

Dance Required

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

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.

Dance Required

Vocal range top: Bb3

Vocal range bottom: Db3

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 11
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 5 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.

Strong Singer – No Dance Required

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 13 Mike
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 14 Mush
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 15 Race
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 16 Romeo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 17 Specs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 18 Splasher
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 19 Tommy Boy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newsies (Ensemble). The hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Strong Dancers with solo lines and singing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 20 Scabs
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Three Newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.

Dancing and Singing Required

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

The proud leader of the Brooklyn Newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”

Strong Dancer

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 22 Darcy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the Newsies.

Dance required if doubled as a Newsie

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the Newsies’ cause.

Dance required if doubled as a Newsie.

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 24 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, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher.

No singing or dancing required, can be doubled with Nunzio and Jacobi

Searchable talent specs :

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


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

Oscar and Morris Delancey: 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.

No singing or dancing required unless doubled as newsies.

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 26 Morris Delancey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Oscar and Morris Delancey: 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.

No singing or dancing required unless doubled as newsies.

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

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

No singing or dancing required

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


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

Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

Singing only with dialog

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -


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

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

Singing only with dialog

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 30 Nunzio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pulitzer’s barber.

No singing or dancing – Can be doubled with Wiesel and Jacobi

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 31 Guard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Guard removes the Newsies from Pulitzer’s building.

No Singing or Dancing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 32 Snyder
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.

No Singing or Dancing

Searchable talent specs :

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


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

Introduces Medda’s act.

No Singing or Dancing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -


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

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 Jacobi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Allows the Newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.

No Singing or Dancing, Can be doubled with Nunzio and Wiesel

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 36 Policemen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Assist Snyder and turn against the Newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.

No Singing or Dancing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 37 Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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

No Singing or Dancing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 38 Teddy Roosevelt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Governor Teddy Roosevelt: A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.

No Singing or Dancing

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 39 Pit Singers
Seeking 8 talent(s) for this role

For this production, we need a total of 8 MALE pit singers to provide vocal support on a backstage microphone. These singers will not appear on stage in the production.

2 1st Tenor

2 2nd Tenor

2 Baritone

2 Bass

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 14 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -


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

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. 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.

Tap Dancing required for “King of New York” number at the top of Act 2.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 17 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 41 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.

Strong African-American Singer

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: African American -


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

Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.

Singing only with Dialog

No Singing or Dancing Required, unless doubled as Bowery Beauty

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 43 The Bowery Beauties
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Female performers at Medda’s Theater

Dancing and singing required

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 44 Nuns
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry Newsies.

Singing only, no Dancing, unless doubled as other roles like Bowery Beauty

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -


Role # 45 Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A newspaper customer.

No singing or dancing unless doubled as other roles

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -