Stage 284 Auditions

Stage 284 is thrilled to be producing Disney’s Newsies this Fall, 2021! Katie Clarke and Kathleen Tringale are working together to bring you another multigenerational theater experience audiences are sure to love!

There will be a youth cast and an adult cast for this production. Rehearsals will overlap slightly to give adults and children a chance to learn from one another during the rehearsal process. At Stage 284 we pride ourselves on creating multigenerational theater experiences that all performers young and old, big and small, and new and experienced can enjoy.

The rest of our team includes:
Music Director: Abby Frost
Choreographer: Sarah Bergeron
Stage Managers: Meaghan DelGenio & Amanda Lane
Production Manager: Craigh Robertson
Sound Designer: Brain Doser
Assistant Technical Director: Crystal VanArtsdalen

AUDITION LOCATION: The Community House- 284 Bay Road Hamilton, MA 01982

COVID SAFETY: Masks are required for anyone ages 12 and up who is not vaccinated. Optional but encouraged for children and those we are fully vaccinated.

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, August 8th 5PM-9PM

  • 5PM-7PM Youth Auditions
  • 7PM-9PM Adult Auditions

OR

Wednesday, August 11th 5:30PM-10PM

  • 5:30PM-7:30PM Youth Auditions
  • 7:30PM-10PM Adult Auditions

*If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, please upload a video here:
https://forms.gle/bqUUz4djHPefEPbn9

CALLBACKS:
Thursday, August 12th 5:30PM-10PM

  • 5:30PM-8PM
  • 7:30PM-10PM

TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:

ALL:

https://communityhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/S284-Actor-Information-Packet-2021.pdf

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4DAAAC23A7F94-s2843

ADULT AUDITIONERS:

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars (60-90 seconds each) of two contrasting musical theater songs that showcase your voice.
  • YOUTH AUDITIONERS:
    Please prepare 16-32 bars (60-90 seconds) of a musical theater song that showcases your voice.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals will be held 3 days a week from mid-August to October with a potential 4th rehearsal being added in October. Rehearsal days are Sunday and Monday with additional dates being added based on actor availability.

TECH WEEK:

Adult Cast: October 17th-21st
Youth Cast: October 24th-27th

PERFORMANCES:

Adult Cast:

  • October 22nd @ 7:30 PM
  • October 23rd @ 2 PM & 7:30 PM
  • October 24th @ 2PM
  • October 28th @ 7:30 PM
  • October 30th @ 7:30 PM
  • October 31st @ 2 PM

Youth Cast:

  • October 29th @ 7:30 PM
  • October 30th @ 2 PM
  • November 4th @ 7:30 PM
  • November 5th @ 7:30 PM
  • November 6th @ 2 PM & 7:30PM
  • November 7th @ 2 PM

CONFLICTS:

  • Please note that all conflicts must be submitted at the time of casting.
  • Additional conflicts need to be approved by the Director and Artistic Director.

SHOW SUMMARY:
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s 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.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: https://www.mtishows.com/newsies-0

Questions? Contact Katie Clarke at katie@communityhouse.org!