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Newsies Auditions   - Project ID # 1586345
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   Open Call
Location   Georgetown, TX Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   12-07-18
Audition Date   06-15-19 Submission Deadline   02-14-19
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Austin, TX>San Antonio, TX

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies,’ who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

Role # 1 - Jack Kelly Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 - Buttons Submit yourself for this role
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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 Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 - Elmer Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 - Finch Submit yourself for this role
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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 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 - Henry Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 - Ike Submit yourself for this role
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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 Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 - Jo Jo Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 - Mike Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 - Mush Submit yourself for this role
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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 Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 - Race Submit yourself for this role
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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 Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 - Romeo Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 - Specs Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 - Splasher Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 - Tommy Boy Submit yourself for this role
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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 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 - Scabs Submit yourself for this role
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Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.

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

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

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

Role # 21 - Katherine Plumber Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.

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

Role # 23 - Bill Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

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

Role # 30 - Bunsen Submit yourself for this role
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Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

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

Role # 31 - Hannah Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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Pulitzer’s barber.

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

Role # 33 - Guard Submit yourself for this role
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The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.

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

Role # 34 - Snyder Submit yourself for this role
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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: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 - Medda Larkin Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
Female performers at Medda’s Theater.

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

Role # 37 - Stage Manager Submit yourself for this role
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Introduces Medda's act.

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

Role # 38 - Nuns Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.

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

Role # 39 - Photographer Submit yourself for this role
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Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”

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

Role # 40 - Woman Submit yourself for this role
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A newspaper customer.

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

Role # 41 - Mr. Jacobi Submit yourself for this role
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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.

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

Role # 42 - Policemen Submit yourself for this role
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Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 43 - Mayor Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 45 - Female Ensemble 1 Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 46 - Female Ensemble 2 Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
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 Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
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 Submit yourself for this role
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 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 49 - Male Ensemble 2 Submit yourself for this role
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Ensemble who double as Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor.

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

Role # 50 - Male Ensemble 3 Submit yourself for this role
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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 Submit yourself for this role
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Ensemble who double as Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt.

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

Role # 52 - Male Ensemble 5 Submit yourself for this role
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Ensemble who double as Snyder.

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