Parker Arts and Inspire Creative announces Auditions for: 

"Disney’s Newsies"


Important Audition Update – If you are interested in Disney’s Newsies at all, you will need to sign up for a slot on Wednesday October 17th. Be prepared to dance. If you have a question on whether the character you are auditioning for needs to dance, i.e. Mr. Pulitzer, please reach out to the Director –

Music – Alan Menken
Lyrics – Jack Feldman
Book – Harvey Fierstein

Directed by Liane Adamo
Choreography by Tobi Compton
Music Direction by Tanner Kelly

Produced by: Parker Arts and Inspire Theater Company

Audition Dates & Times:

Wednesday October 17th, 2018, 6:30p – 9:30p
Saturday October 20th, 2018, Callbacks
* * * 2nd Callbacks, if needed, will be announced for a later date in the following week

Audition/1st Callback Location:
The Schoolhouse Theater
19650 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

2nd Callback Location:

Rehearsal Schedule:

First rehearsal – Monday November 12th, 2018
We will rehearse Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 6:30 – 10p
And Saturdays 1p – 5p

Tech Week Rehearsal:

Sunday January 13th, 2019  January 17th, 2019
(typical call time 5:30pm during tech week)

Performance Dates:

Friday, Saturday, and Sundays – January 18, 2019 – February 10, 2019
Evening Performances: 7:30PM
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
SPECIAL Friday Matinee, February 1, 2019 1:00PM
Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance, Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00 PM.
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or during Tech Week.

Audition Requirements:

All those auditioning are encouraged to provide an 8x10 photo and a resume of their onstage experience when registering for auditions. These photos will become the property of the Inspire Theater Company.
Only 1 role for a male under 16, all other roles are 16 and older.

Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with, and agreed to, by the Director before casting can be confirmed. Be prepared to perform a prepared monologue of your choice, and 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music only, no a cappella.

All Actors will be paid a stipend.


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.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, 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!

For More Information:

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Character Breakdown:

Jack Kelly – leader of the Newsies - Tenor

Katherine Plummer – ambitious young report – Mezzo-Soprano

Davey Jacobs – new, bookish Newsie - Tenor

Les Jacobs – Davey’s fearless younger brother - Tenor

Joseph Pulitzer – owner of the World newspaper - Baritone

Crutchie – Newsie with a bum leg - Tenor

Medda Larkin – vaudeville star and theater owner – Mezzo-Soprano

Spot Conlon – leader of the Brooklyn Newsies - Tenor

Wiesel – runs the “World” paper - spoken

Morris Delancey – heavy at the “World’s” distribution window - spoken

Oscar Delancey – Morris’ equally tough brother - spoken

Snyder – warden of the refuge - spoken

Mister Jacobi – owner of Jacobi’s Deli – spoken

Theodore Roosevelt – Governor - spoken

Other Newsies – Tenors

Bowery Beauties – showgirls at Medda’s theater

Seitz – Pulitzer’s editor

Bunson – Pulitzer’s bookkeeper

Hannah – Pulitzer’s secretary

Male and Female Ensemble