Newsies Auditions -Milwaukee, WI - Casting ID # 1581583
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Milwaukee, WI Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-01-18
Audition Date 03-18-19 Submission deadline 03-17-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, 'Newsies' is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of newsies, who dreams only of a better life. But when publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what is right.
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Role # 1 Jack Kelly
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 2 Crutchie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 3 Davey
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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. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 4 Les
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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. Vocal range top: Bb3 Vocal range bottom: Db3


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Albert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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

Role # 6 Buttons
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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

Role # 7 Elmer
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Finch
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Henry
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Ike
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Jo Jo
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mike
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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 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Mush
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Race
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Romeo
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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 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Specs
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Splasher
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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: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Tommy Boy
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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 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Scabs
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 20 Spot Conlon
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The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 Katherine Plumber
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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. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 22 Darcy
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The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 23 Bill
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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 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Wiesel
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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
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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
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Goons
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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
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 29 Seitz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 30 Bunsen
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Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 31 Hannah
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Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 32 Nunzio
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Pulitzer’s barber.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 33 Guard
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The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 34 Snyder
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 35 Medda Larkin
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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. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 36 The Bowery Beauties
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Female performers at Medda’s Theater.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 37 Stage Manager
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Introduces Medda's act.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 38 Nuns
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 39 Photographer
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Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 40 Woman
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A newspaper customer.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 41 Mr. Jacobi
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 42 Policemen
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

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
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The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 44 Gov Teddy Roosevelt
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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
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
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
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
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
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Seitz.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 50 Male Ensemble 3
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Bunsen.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 51 Male Ensemble 4
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 52 Male Ensemble 5
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble who double as Snyder.


Searchable talent specs :

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