NEWSIES and ON YOUR FEET - Westchester Sandbox Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 7, 2019

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NEWSIES and ON YOUR FEET - NYC EPA
Westchester Broadway Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Dinner Theatre $591.50/week

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in NEWSIES and ON YOUR FEET. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Prepare a brief song for appropriate for the show/character you are interested in being considered for. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
10th floor

PERSONNEL
NEWSIES
Mark Martino - Director
Shea Sullivan - Choreographer
Bob Bray - Musical Director

ON YOUR FEET
Donna Drake - Director/Choreographer
Rhonda Miller - Associate Choreographer
Bob Bray - Musical Director

Lisa Tiso - Newsies/On Your Feet Casting/Producer

OTHER DATES
NEWSIES
1st reh: 3/18/19; Open 3/28/19; Close 5/26/19

ON YOUR FEET
1st reh: 5/20/19; Open: 5/30/19; Close 8/4/19

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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
NEWSIES
Jack
Male, 17-22, any ethnicity. 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.
Davey:
Male, 16-21, any ethnictiy. 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.

Les:
Male, 10-12, any ethnicity. 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.

Joseph Pulitzer:
40s – 50’s, any ethnicity. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glenn Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well.

Katherine Plumber:
Female, 17-22, any ethnicity. 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.

Crutchie:
Male, 17-22. 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.

Medda:
Female, 40’s to 60’s, African-American. The big voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theatre as a safe haven for Jack and the newsies. She stands behind them in their fight for justice. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery.
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ON YOUR FEET
Young Emilio/Nayib:
Male, 12, Cuban, Emilio as a boy and Nayib Gloria’s son, straightforward, determined, strong, must speak/learn Spanish
Gloria Estefan:
Female, 20-30, Cuban, initially shy, opens up as the story progresses, becomes an icon, sharp sense of humor, good actress, must speak fluent Spanish and sing & dance well.

Emilio Estefan:
Male, 30-40, Cuban, confident, handsome, sometimes stumbles over his emotions...and his English; loyal, leading man with character, must speak/learn Spanish and sing well

Gloria Fajardo:
Female, 50-60, Cuban, Gloria’s mother, brassy, strong-willed, matriarch, survivor, biting humor, must speak/learn Spanish and sing well.

Consuelo:
Female, 65-75, Cuban, Gloria’s grandmother, Cuban stage mother, wise, loving, warm, Gloria’s guardian angel, must speak/learn Spanish and be able sing
Young Gloria:
Female, 10-12, Cuban, innocent, but smart and self-reliant; slightly sad, but full of hope, must speak/learn Spanish and sing well.


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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