NEWSIES - 3D Theatricals Auditions

Posted: February 1, 2020

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NEWSIES - ANAHEIM EPA/ECC SINGERS

3D Theatricals


AUDITION DATE

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (PST)
Lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

APPOINTMENTS

AEA members may email auditions@3dtheatricals.org for EPA appts. Please specify preferred appt. time and AEA# in email.

CONTRACT

LOA LOA/COST. Minimum - $650/wk


SEEKING

See breakdown. Contracts will be considered for all roles. Especially interested in local talent.


PREPARATION

Please sing a song in the style of the show that best shows range and acting ability. Bring sheet music in correct key. Score will be provided if singing from the show. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. Accompanist provided. NO a capella!

LOCATION

3DT Rehearsal Hall
1255 N. Knollwood Circle
Anaheim, CA 92801
Please park in lot.

PERSONNEL

Exec Producer/Director: T.J. Dawson
Music Director: Corey Hirsch Choreographer: Chaz Wolcott
Casting Director: Amber Snead

OTHER DATES

Dance auditions will occur Feb 24-Feb 26
Final Non Dance Callbacks are March 3
First Rehearsal: 4/13/20
The show will be playing at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts from 5/1/20 to 5/17/20.


OTHER

Non-Union will be seen as time permits. Please do NOT contact the artistic team. Visit the website for all audition-related inquiries. www.3dtheatricals.org/auditions

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.


BREAKDOWN

NOTE: Anyone interested in being a Newsie must attend the ECC for dancers.
The role of JOSEPH PULITZER is cast.

JACK KELLY- Male, early 20s. 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 female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice (Bb2-A4) and be able to move well.

CRUTCHIE – Male, early 20s. A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papers. 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. Vocal range: C3-A4.

DAVEY – Male, early 20s. A 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. Must be able to move well. Vocal range: D3-A4.

LES – Male, 10-12 years old. 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. Tap skills a plus. Vocal Range: Db3-Bb3.

NEWSIES – Male, ages 16-24. Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, Tommy Boy, Spot Conlon, Darcy, Bill, and Scabs, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City, who go on strike for a livable wage. Some of the Newsies will double as other featured roles. Must sing well and must be strong dancers; seeking those, especially, with experience in gymnastics, tumbling, and acrobatics as well as traditional dance genres to include tap and ballet.

KATHERINE PLUMBER – Female, early 20s. 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 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. We are looking for an actor to bring something different and new to thisrole while still giving this . She has a brief tap dance solo in “King of New York,”has a brief tap dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt. Vocal Range: A3-F5.

MEDDA LARKIN – African American Female, 30-50 years old. 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. Doubles as a nun in the beginning. Must have a great voice and commanding stage presence. Vocal range: F3-E5.

SNYDER – Male, late 30s – 70’s. 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.

WIESEL – Male, late 40’s-70’s. 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 & MORRIS DELANCEY – Male, ages 18-30. 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. Must be able to sing and have a sense of good physicality; stage combat a plus, but not required.

ENSEMBLE:
The adult (non-newsie) ensemble is comprised of seven actors (5 men, 2 women). Some featured cameo roles will come from the adult ensemble. All other featured roles will be cast from the ensemble of newsies.

2 Women – Ages 20’s-40’s. Nuns, Bowery Beauties, Hannah (Pulitzer’s secretary).
5 Men – Ages 30’s-70’s. Roosevelt, Snyder, Wiesel, Seitz, Bunsen, Nuzio, and more



Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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