Auditions for
Newsies 


May 6, 7, and 11



About the Show:  Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader ofa 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!

 Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (KinkyBoots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

 

Monday, May 6th

6-9 pm by Appointment Only

  • Children auditioning for the role of Les
  • Newsies Ensemble
  • Supporting Case
  • Prinicipal and other non-dancing ensemble roles

Tuesday, May 7th

6-9 pm by Appointment Only

  • Children auditioning for the role of Les
  • Newsies Ensemble
  • Supporting Case
  • Prinicipal and other non-dancing ensemble roles

Saturday, May 11th

9 am-5 pm by Appointment Only

  • Potential Newsies
  • Katherines

Callbacks on May 14th

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Location: 900 Foster Avenue, Medinah

Set an Appointment: Email Reba Hervas

Dance Attire: Be prepared to learn and perform a short dance routine (unless you are auditioning for a role that does not dance)

 

Rehearsal Information: 

Rehearsals will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Not everyone will be required to attend every rehearsal.

A schedule conflict form will be provided. No missed rehearsals are allowed after July 5th.

 

Things to Bring:

Sheet Music: Be prepared to sing up to 32 seconds, but no more than one minute of a fully memorized song from Newsies. An accompanist will be provided. 

Dance Attire: Be prepared to learn and perform a short dance routine (unless you are auditioning for a role that does not dance)

Time Commitment

  • Rehearsals are every day except Wednesdays and Sundays 
  • Performances begin on Friday, March 8 and run through Saturday, March 30
  • The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weekends have matinee shows at 2pm

Dates

Monday, December 3rd from 7-10 pm

Tuesday, December 4th from 7-10 pm

 Callbacks: Tuesday, Decemeber 11th @ 7pm

Location

900 Foster Ave, Medinah

Important Information:

  • Audition appointments are encouraged. Email Kendra Jones to schedule your time or call 847-830-1441.
  • Prepare a one-minute, dramatic, family-friendly monologue.
  • You may be asked to do a cold readings from the script.
  • The role of Mrs VanDaan has been pre-cast; all other roles are open
  • This production is performed without dialect, but with correct pronunciations of names
 

All audition information and/or dates are subject to change without notice.

Please note that as Overshadowed Theatrical Productions produces shows exclusively on a volunteer, recreational basis, all performers are unpaid.

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