Gallery Players

Auditions: Newsies

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Director: Ryan Scarlata

Musical Director: Jonathan Collura

Choreographer: Nikki Montana

Gallery Players is holding auditions for the third musical of our 70th season! Newsies auditions will be held on Sunday December 9th from 2-5p, Monday December 10th from 6-9pm, and Tuesday December 11th from 6-9p at the Roth/Resler Theater - JCC: 1125 College Ave., Columbus, 43209. Inspired by a true story and based off the 1992 Disney film, Newsies tells the story of newspaper boys in 1899 who make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets.  Nine performances will run March 2-17, 2019, with a special Friday Morning Matinee Performance for Schools. Actors should sign up for one five minute solo slot AND a group dance audition slot on the same date. Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition time to fill out an audition form.

A FREE Audition Workshop will be held Sunday December 2nd from 1-3p at the JCC- sign up here.

Actors should prepare one song, in the style of the show, no more than 1 minute. Please bring sheet music in your key clearly marked, and be prepared with a second selection if requested. Also bring dance clothes/shoes to change into, a headshot, resume, and any scheduling conflicts for the months of Feb-March. Due to limited rehearsal time, excessive conflicts will not be accepted.

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday December 12 from 6:00-9:00 pm and consist of a dance call, readings and songs from the show. Individuals invited to callbacks will be provided callback material ahead of time via email.

 

Character Breakdown

Note: Ages are listed as the conceivable ages of the characters. Actual age of actors may not necessarily be of the ages listed. All races and ethnicities may be considered for any role.

 

Jack Kelly

Leader of the newsies, an orphaned dreamer and artist. 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 female reporter Katherine Plummer. Gender: male; Age: 17 to 20; Vocal Range: Tenor (Bb2-A4)

Crutchie

A newsie with a bum leg, Jack’s best friend.; Gender: male; Age: 15 to 17; Vocal Range: Tenor (C3-A4)

Davey

A new newsie, more bookish than Jack. Working to help support his family, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. The brains of the resistance. Gender: male; Age: 16 to 20; Vocal Range: Tenor (D3-A4)

Les

Davey’s fearless younger brother, and the newest and youngest newsie. He is cheeky and precocious; Gender: male; Age: 10 to 13; Vocal Range: Tenor/Alto

Katherine Plummer

An ambitious young reporter, and daughter of Pulitzer. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsie’s strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly; Gender: female; Age: 17-20; Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano (A3-F5)

Race

Most established Manhattan newsie (after Jack). A penchant for betting. Actor will also play a citizen of NYC. Actor may understudy Davey and/or Crutchie; Gender: male; Age: 15 to 20; Tenor

Newsies

Hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Named newsies include Albert, Specs, Henry, Finch, Elmer, Romeo and Mush. In addition to these named characters, 5-10 others will fill out the newsies brigade. Many actors wil double additional roles such as Citizens of NYC, Bill (the son of William Randolph Hearst), Darcy, Spot Conlon, scabs, and goons. Some actors may be used as understudies in addition. Gender: Both male and female actors will be considered; Age: 13 to 20; Vocal Range: Various

Oscar & Morris Delancey

Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for World News. They take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point. Actors may understudy Jack and/or Davey. Gender: male; Age: 15 to 20.

The “Adult” Roles

Most of these actors will double up on roles to portray all of the adult characters in the show:

Joseph Pulitzer

A pompous businessman through and through, owns World News and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s non-nonsense father, Pulitzer does not sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually respect Jack. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal Range: Baritone (C3-F4)

Medda Larkin

Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theatre 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’ fight for justice. Actor will also play a nun. Gender: female; Age: 30 to 45; Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano (F3-E5)

Wiesel

Runs the distribution window of World News. Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper-pusher. Actor will also play Mr Jacobi (deli owner), the Mayor, and a citizen of NYC. Actor may understudy Pulitzer.

Gender: male; Age: 35 to 50; Vocal Range: Any

Seitz

Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admire’s the kid’s newspaper. Actor will double as a cop, photographer, and a citizen of NYC. Actor may understudy another role. Gender: male; Age: 35 to 50; Vocal Range: Tenor

Bunsen

Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the idea to raise the newsies’ price per paper. Actor will double as Medda’s Stage Manager and a Cop. Actor may also understudy another role. Gender: male; Age: 30 to 55; Vocal Range: Baritone

Hannah

Pulitzer’s quirky, practical, and insightful secretary. Actor will also play a nun, a Bowery Beauty, a citizen of NYC, and will understudy Katherine. Gender: female; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Snyder

Warden of The Refuge; a frightening, spidery and sinister man. Gender: male; Age: 45 to 65; Vocal Range: Any

Governor Teddy Roosevelt

Governor of New York. Actor will also play Nunzio (Pulitzer’s barber), a guard, and a citizen of NYC. Gender: male; Age: 50 to 65

Female Ensemble

One actor who will play a nun, a Bowery beauty, newspaper customer, a citizen of NYC, and will understudy Medda and Hannah. Gender: female; Age: 20 to 40; Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Location: Roth/Resler Theater at JCC - 1125 College Ave

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