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"Disney's Newsies" Auditions-Philadelphia, PA - Casting ID # 1610046
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Philadelphia, PA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-09-20
Audition Date 02-19-20 Submission deadline 02-17-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
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.

Please come prepared with a 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song to to sung a cappella. Also, wear or bring comfortable clothes for a dance portion of the audition following your vocal audition.

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 20
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 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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

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

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 15 to 20
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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 10 to 15
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The hardworking kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 10 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 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.\"



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 17 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 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 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 17 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 15 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies\' cause.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

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

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 35 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

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

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 15 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

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

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 20
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 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.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 30 Mr. 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids\' newspaper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Pulitzer\'s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies\' price per paper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Pulitzer\'s practical and insightful secretary.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Pulitzer\'s barber.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer\'s building.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 36 The Bowery Beauties
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Female performers at Medda\'s Theater.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Introduces Medda\'s act.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 39 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: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A newspaper customer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

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

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer\'s attempts to shut down the newsies\' strike.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 43 Governor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 44 Female Ensemble 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 45 Female Ensemble 2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 46 Female Ensemble 3
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 47 Male Ensemble 1
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 48 Male Ensemble 2
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 49 Male Ensemble 3
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Bunsen.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 50 Male Ensemble 4
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 51 Male Ensemble 5
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Snyder.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -