Auditions


STOP THE PRESSES! 

This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a 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 (Kinky Boots). 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.

CASTING:
JACK KELLY
The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned 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 reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality.
CRUTCHIE
A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though they walk with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define them; 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 their movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.
DAVEY
Les’s straight-laced, bigger sibling starts selling newspapers to help their family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in their own right who is learning to use thier voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.
LES
Davey’s cheeky younger sibling, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive newsie and a pint-sized charmer. They should present as younger than the other newsies.
NEWSIES
Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.
KATHERINE PLUMBER
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 resourceful, she boldly 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.
WIESEL
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.
Oscar and Morris Delancey
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.
JOSEPH PULITZER
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.

MEDDA LARKIN
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.
ENSEMBLE
Many versatile ensemble parts including; Newsies, Scabs, Pulitzer’s Associates, Bowery Beauties, Nuns, Policeman, and many other feature parts.






AUDITIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ARE NOW CLOSED.  
Watch for our next round of auditions for Disney's NEWSIES in the fall 2018!

We invite Youth aged 14-20 years to audition for our Spring 2018 Musical:


Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00 to 5:00 pm
- O R - 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm

UXBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH - 231 Brock Street W. 
(downstairs via the back parking lot door)

There is nothing to prepare - just show up 15 minutes early to fill out an audition form and then we'll teach a song and a dance!  Dress comfortably and prepare to have some fun!  

Please come scent-free to audition to be considerate of allergies.  THANKS!!

Rehearsals will be held Monday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons from January to May 2018.  Show dates are May 24-27 / May 31-June 2, 2018. 







AUDITIONS FOR BYE BYE BIRDIE ARE NOW CLOSED. 

First round of auditions:

For the seniors, aged 13-20:
Thursday, October 20, 2016 ~ 6-9 pm
Uxbridge Music Hall ~ 16 Main Street S. 
OR
Saturday, October 22, 2016 ~ 3-6 pm
St. Andrews-Chalmers Presbyterian Church ~ Church Street Entrance

Just show up for the full 3 hours ... nothing to prepare!  

***Please come scent free to respect those with allergies. Thanks!
This is a high energy production that needs a strong ensemble!  
Rehearsals Monday and Thursday evenings; Sunday afternoons. 
Show Dates: May 25 to June 3, 2017 at the Uxbridge Music Hall. 










Auditions for Mary Poppins are now closed: 

auditions: October 2015
show: May/June 2016







Auditions for FAME the Musical are now closed. 

First round of auditions:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 ~ 6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Uxbridge Senior Centre ~ 75 Marietta Street
- OR - 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 ~ 6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Uxbridge Baptist Church ~ 231 Brock Street W.

We're looking for youth aged 14 to 20 years ~ singers, dancers, and musicians
for this musical.  No booking necessary ... come at 6 pm on either of 
the two dates and we'll teach you a song and dance!

If you have any questions, please email Karen at higgy1@sympatico.ca 









AUDITION NOTICE 
Senior Division ~ ages 14 to 20


Sunday, January 26, 2014 ~ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
OR
Thursday, January 30, 2014 ~ 6:00 – 9:00 pm


St. Andrews-Chalmers Presbyterian Church
(Toronto Street South, Uxbridge)




SHOW DATES:
Thursday, May 22, 2014  7:30 pm
Friday, May 23, 2014  7:30 pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014  7:30 pm
Sunday, May 25, 2014  2:00 pm matinee
Thursday, May 29, 2014  7:30 pm
Friday, May 30, 2014  7:30 pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014  2:00 pm matinee
Saturday, May 31, 2014  7:30 pm