Mark your calendars! The Media Theatre will have auditions for its upcoming production of Disney’s NEWSIES on TUESDAY OCT. 3 from 10am to 4pm! (No appointments. Open Call. AEA seen first, non-AEA as time permits) No phone calls. Email Roger at email@example.com for info.
All roles open. The Media Theatre is an AEA reference to LORT Professional Music Theatre. (This is an open call for Adult Actors, ages 18 and up, who fit the descriptions of the roles in the show. This is not a Youth Open Call. The role of Les will be cast at a later date.)
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
We are also seeking the following roles for “IF/ THEN” which plays in the month of March 2018, with rehearsals beginning in April 2018. Submissions now being accepted for “IF/ THEN”. Auditions to be held at a later date.
Female, late 30s. Newly single and newly returned to New York City, where she was a grad student years ago, eager to start her life over and determined to get it right this time. In recovery from a long, bad marriage, she’s capable but not always confident, ambitious but often anxious. Smart, straightforward, deliberate, hungry for joy but afraid it may never come. Low G-flat with a belt to a high E-flat. Along with big belt, must have ability to float and mix higher notes.
Female, 30s – 40s. A native New Yorker, incurable romantic, and tough-as-sparkly-nails kindergarten teacher, she manages to be a fancy lady, a fierce friend, an unapologetic feminist, and a pal to all. Tends to see the best in everyone and to strike up conversations with strangers. Big belt to an E with a nice mix.
Male, late 30s – early 40s. Raised in the midwest, trained in medicine, tempered by two tours as an Army doctor. Confident in his work, but less so in his love life, he feels a little out of step in New York City. Steady, pragmatic, plainspoken, but with a calm, gentle humor. Tenor. Belt to an A/B-flat.
Male, late 30s. An activist, blogger, urban farmer, homesteader, barista, and citizen of the world. Intelligent and ideological, well-read and well-spoken, dedicated to fighting injustice and dismissive of normative values, be they political or personal. Sexually flexible. Baritone. Belt to an A-flat.
Male, late 30s – early 40s. A charismatic, confident mover and shaker in city government. Passionate about the issues but wise to political reality, he’s smart and somewhat glib, idealistic but also slick. An operator. Attractive, and he knows how to use it. High baritone/low tenor. Belt to an A-flat or A.
Female, 30s – 40s. Kate’s girlfriend, and then wife, and in many ways her perfect counterpart. Logical, frank, calm, unflappable, with a more grounded energy, and a more practical nature, but a heart just as big as her lover’s. Quite at home in her body and in touch with her sexuality. Belt to a D with a nice mix.
Male, 30s. Lucas’ boyfriend. Charming but not glib, handsome but not unattainable, smart but without the need to show it. A successful surgeon who’s ready to meet the right man, settle down, and start a family, he’s got fairly traditional values—but doesn’t require them in a mate. Belt to A-flat/A.
Female, mid-late 20s. Ambitious, enthusiastic, fresh-faced but familiar with the ups and downs of life. Fresh from receiving her MA in urban studies, becomes Elizabeth’s protégé. Big belt to an E with a nice mix.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Please have resume available. No phone calls please.
Email Roger@MediaTheatre.org with questions.
No Phone Calls Please.
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
Media Theatre for the Performing Arts
104 East State Street
Media, PA 19063
Or by emailing us at Audition@Mediatheatre.org with your headshot and resume!
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