Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School presents...
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, 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!
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.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (mtishows.com).
Audition for "Newsies"
The first round of auditions for "Newsies" will be held on Monday, August 29th (time TBD). The dance call for all auditionees and callback will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30PM.
Please sign up for auditions by August 26, 2022.
First-round vocal auditions will be held on Monday, August 29th beginning at 5:00PM in the PAC. Please come prepared with a 1 minute selection from the Broadway repertoire. Bring sheet music, clearly marked with the performance section.
Dance call will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30PM. The dance call is for ALL students auditioning. Please wear comfortable clothing and dance shoes/sneakers. No stocking feet or bare feet are permitted.
Callbacks will also be held on Wednesday, August 31st beginning at 5:00PM. This is ONLY for students called back for a lead. Music for callbacks will be posted this week.
Rehearsal commitment: Sundays 1-5, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9
Performance dates: November 10 - 13, 2022
Director: Michael Borton
Assistant Director: Charlie Gallagher
Choreographer: Samuel Antonio Reyes
Musical Director: Patrick Tice-Carroll