Auditions and Job Positions

The Media Theatre is accepting submissions (via email; may include video) for its upcoming production of Disney’s NEWSIES 

No phone calls. Email Roger at for info.

All roles open. The Media Theatre is an AEA reference to LORT Professional Music Theatre. Seeking strong dancers for the “Newsies”, as well as actors/ singers for other roles. 

NEWSIES rehearses April 2 through April 17, during the daytime hours, and plays April 18 through June 10 with seven performances per week. All cast members MUST be available for all rehearsals—no exceptions. The show is directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn. Artistic Director Jesse Cline. Music Director is Ben Kapilow.

Roles available for NEWSIES are as follows:

Male, 17 – 22 years old, Caucasian. Handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid’s the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice.

Male, 16 – 21 years old, Caucasian. A thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice.

Male, 10 -12 years old, Caucasian. The fearless kid brother of Davey. Excited by everything the world has to offer and eager to join in the adventure. Fun is this kid’s middle name. Must sing really well.

Male, 40s, Caucasian. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glen Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well.

Female, 17 – 22 years old, Caucasian. The strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt.

Male, 17-22 years old, any ethnicity. A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn’t hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer.

Female, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery.

Males, to play 16-22, all ethnicities. Strong, technically trained dancers with a knack for physicality.  Should also tap and sing very well. Possible principal understudy assignments.

Females, to play 16-22, all ethnicities. Should move well, but most importantly tap and sing very well.

All youth cast in the productions MUST be a part of The Media Theatre’s education program either in the New School, Acting Classes, Voice Lessons, or the like and must be enrolled at time of show’s rehearsal and production. This is to further the youth actor/ performer’s educational experience.

NEWSIES music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman,book by Harvey fierstein. 1st Rehearsal 04/02 opens 4/18 closes 6/10/18

Staff Positions

The Media Theatre is seeking a Patron Services Assistant. Paid position; weekly salary. Days and times will vary—Must be available nights and weekends. Duties include general box office, phone solicitation, customer service, etc. Knowledge of Tessitura box office system helpful but not necessary as training will take place. Contact Roger at if interested. Please have resume available. No phone calls please.

Email with questions.

No Phone Calls Please.

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If you are not already on file, have updated information, or have interest in a specific production, please send a headshot and resume to:

Jesse Cline, Artistic Director
Attn: Casting
Media Theatre for the Performing Arts
104 East State Street
Media, PA 19063

Or by emailing us at with your headshot and resume!

We’d love to hear from you!

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