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Newsies Auditions-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1575298
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-05-18
Audition Date 08-20-18 Submission deadline 08-19-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Role # 1 Jack Kelly
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 and sense of physicality.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25

Role # 2 Crutchie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. 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. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25

Role # 3 Davey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Les’s 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.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 20

Role # 4 Les
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

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. He should present as younger than the other newsies. We will be casting 2 actors in this role. Each actor will appear in 3 of the performances.
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Db3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 12

Role # 5 Albert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 6 Buttons
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 7 Elmer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 8 Finch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 9 Henry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 10 Ike
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 11 Jo Jo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 12 Mike
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 13 Mush
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 14 Race
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 15 Romeo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 16 Specs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 17 Splasher
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 18 Tommy Boy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 25

Role # 19 Junior Newsies
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

A group of younger Newsies who dance and sing alongside the older Newsies as a Junior Newsie ensemble. We will be casting a small ensemble of Junior Newsies who will be split into 2 performance groups, with each group appearing in 3 performances. It is possible a Junior Newsie may be asked to appear in all 6 performances depending upon level of dance skill.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 13

Role # 20 Spot Conlon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 25

Role # 21 Medda Larkin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 55

Role # 22 Wiesel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. May double as Newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 23 Oscar Delancey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. May double as Newsies.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 Morris Delancey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. May double as Newsies.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 25 Goons
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Assist the Delanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One. May double as Newsies


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 26 Bunsen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 27 Hannah
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 28 Nunzio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pulitzer’s barber.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 29 Snyder
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 30 The Bowery Beauties
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Female performers at Medda’s Theater. Singers and Dancers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 31 Nuns
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 32 Mr. Jacobi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 33 Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 34 Gov. Teddy Roosevelt
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 35 Darcy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 36 Bill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies’ cause. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 37 Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 38 Photographer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 39 Stage Manager
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 40 Guard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 41 Bunsen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 42 Policeman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for versatile actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60