AUDITIONS for DISNEY’s NEWSIES! Open to HS/ College/ Adults

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CaPAA’s upcoming production of Newsies is open to HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE students and ADULTS. Please let us know you are coming by contacting Sheri Melcher at sheri@capaa.org. She will sign you up for an an audition day and email you an AUDITION PACKET/AUDITIONS- open to HS/ College/ Adult performers

Auditions will take place on

  1. TUESDAY August 28th from 5-9pm
  2. WEDNESDAY August 29th from 5-9pm
  3. MONDAY September 10th from 5-9pm
  4. TUESDAY September 11th from 8-10pm

at CaPAA’s Theater at The Ritz- 222 Wyoming Ave, Scranton. Please be prepared to stay for the entire time. We will hear people sing for the first 2 hours and dance for 2 hours. If you cannot make it to one of the dates and times listed, but are interested in the project, please contact Sheri at sheri@capaa.org.

Please note that we are seeking many combinations: Strong Singer/Dancer/Actors, Strong Dancer/Singers, Strong Dancers, and Strong Singers.

**Please note that we will be looking for one middle school student to play the role of Les. He/She must be a VERY STRONG singer/dancer/actor. If you are interested in being considered for this role, and feel you meet the requirements, please contact Sheri at sheri@cappa.org to set a specific audition time.

Come up to the 2nd Floor LOUNGE to check in. (Use LEFT STAIRWELL from the lobby)

AUDITION MATERIALS

Contact Sheri Melcher to let us know of your interest in attending auditions and we will send you an Audition Packet. Please prepare one of the song cuts included in the packet to be sung with a piano accompanist. Please note that we are looking for people to use NY accents.

CALLBACKS

We will be holding callbacks after these two rounds of auditions. We will contact you directly, if we would like you to come back in and read for a specific role. If called back in to read, the director will let you know which role you should be preparing for. We will ask that you sing and read all the material for that character found in the audition packet.

We will also be holding callbacks for Dancers. Again, we will contact you directly, if we would like you to come back in and dance.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not asked to come in for callbacks, it DOES NOT mean you are not being considered for a role. It simply means we have seen everything we needed to see from you.

CAST LIST

Will be sent out by email before the first rehearsal.

REHEARSALS

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights as needed. General time frame is between 5-10pm. We will work around those participating in CaPAA’s Tuesday night Junior production rehearsals. Please note that not all cast members may need to be called to all rehearsals. Strong “Dancer Only” types will have a very limited rehearsal schedule-TBA. A rehearsal schedule will be sent out before the 1st rehearsal- MONDAY OCTOBER 1st. Please list ALL POTENTIAL CONFLICTS on your audition form. While we do our best to work around as many conflicts as possible, please be aware that too many conflicts may affect casting.

TECH & DRESS REHEARSALS

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15-WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19th
Please hold between the hours of 5-10pm.
**Tech and Dress rehearsals are MANDATORY. We will not be able to accept conflicts for these rehearsals.

PERFORMANCE DATES

THURSDAY DECEMBER 20th through SUNDAY DECEMBER 23rd.

Times TBD **Performances are MANDATORY. We will not be able to accept conflicts for these dates.

PRODUCTION FEE

$325 for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (*limited need based financial assistance/scholarship is available, please inquire.) We ask that our college students and adults sell a block of tickets.

CaPAA STAFF:

  • Director: Mandy Bruno Bogue
  • Music Director: Sheri Melcher
  • Choreographer: Cristina Sohns Williams
  • Producer: Michael Melcher

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION

SINGING AUDITION

Please prepare one of the cuts found from the show at the end of the audition packet to be sung with a piano accompanist-contact Sheri for an audition packet- sheri@capaa.org. Rehearsal tracks can be found on youtube to practice at home as well.

DANCE AUDITION

As noted there will be a two hour dance audition on each audition date. Please bring/wear appropriate clothing and shoes to move in.

ACTING AUDITION

As noted, we will be holding separate callback dates for those we would like to read. All of the callback scenes are found at the end of the audition packet. The scenes do not need to be memorized, though you should be VERY familiar with them. If called back, the director will let you know which role/roles you should be focusing on. Again, please note that we are looking for actors that can speak with a NY accent.

Please let us know you are coming by contacting Sheri Melcher at sheri@capaa.org/ 570-252-4156.