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CenterPoint is a community theatre that welcomes local talent. We have open auditions for every show, so don’t be afraid to join us for an upcoming audition. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Show Audition Date Callbacks Director Choreographer Music Director
The Scarlet Pimpernel June 27th June 29th & 30th Emily Wadley Marilyn Montgomery Gary Sorenson

Audition Notice: Monday April 5th & Tuesday April 6th

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre announces auditions for ‘Newsies’ on Monday, April 5th and Tuesday, April 6th. Vocal auditions will take place by appointment from 7:00-9:30 PM. There will also be a dance audition both days, for anyone who wants to be considered for a newsie, Les, Katherine or bowery beauties. The show runs June 18th through July 19th. Jared Haddock will direct, Tara Wardle will music direct, and Matthew Davies will provide the choreography.

Bring any conflicts from April 5th through July 21st along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th. Rehearsals will start Monday, April 12th.

Auditions are open to all female performers 17 years and older and male performers 8 years and older. Only males will be considered for newsies. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing 30 seconds or less of music in the style of the show. If you want to be considered for a newsie, Les, Katherine or bowery beauties you will need to also learn and perform a dance combo that same day. A pianist will be provided. Please no acapella singing or pre-recorded music.

Although the dance audition will be taught at auditions, there will be a pre-audition dance workshop for those that would like to learn the dance combo prior to the audition day. This workshop will be available to those auditioning for male newsies, the role of Katherine, Les and bowery beauties on Wednesday, March 24th and/or March 31st at 7:30 & 8:15 PM in the basement of the theatre. You must sign up for a specific time for the workshop and can be done upon sign-up for auditions.

Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North, 400 West in Centerville. Enter in the building on the west side basement entrance. All those auditioning will be required to wear a mask to auditions. The mask can be removed to present your audition piece. Hand sanitation and a temperature check will be required upon entering the building. Any individuals with a temperature over 100.4 will not be allowed to stay.

Please email the theatre at auditions@cptutah.org to schedule an audition time and/or spot for the dance workshop.

Character Breakdown:

Note: ages listed are approximate and represent how the characters read onstage, not necessarily the ages of the performers. Please note, where applicable, any requirements for on-stage intimacy or physicality.

 

JACK KELLY ( Male) 17-29

Vocal range: Bb2-A4. The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, Jack is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns for a place where his future isn’t confined by the box he has been placed in. He finds that hope in a location he views to be as different from New York as possible – Santa Fe. 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 those he lets through his facade. Looking for a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Physically demanding with stage combat required. Kisses Katherine.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

KATHERINE PLUMBER (Female) 17-29

Vocal range: A3-F5. An ambitious young reporter, Katherine shares the same desire as Jack to make a life of her own away from any boxes her situation has put her in. She shuns her silver spoon and works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. She has an uncanny ability to see past what people want her to, to find the real human beneath. So although initially off put by his facade, she is uniquely able to bring out the real Jack Kelly. Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt and be a phenomenal actress able to switch objectives on a dime. Should be able to move well and tap. Kisses Jack.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

 

CRUTCHIE (Male) 17-29

Vocal range: C3-A4. A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but he doesn’t want to be his “crutch” to sell more papes. An eternal optimist, he is focused on making the lives of those around him better. 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 is still included in the dance numbers and should have a good sense of physicality and movement. Stage combat required.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

DAVEY (Male) 17-29

Vocal range: D3-A4. A straight-laced, bright, big brother with an innate sense of responsibility, loyalty, and what is right. He starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but those same traits allow him to become 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. Should be able to move well. Stage combat required.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

JOSEPH PULITZER (Male) 35-60

Vocal range C3-F4. A powerful historic figure, Pulitzer owns the World (literally and figuratively) and is concerned primarily with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer begrudgingly sees himself in Jack and fights allowing himself to see that he could go down a different path.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

MEDDA LARKIN (Female) 25-55

Vocal range F3-E5. 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 finds subtle ways to help others develop talents and see that they are not defined by social station. Stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.  

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

 

LES (Male) 9-12

Vocal range Db3-Bb3. 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. Preferably seeking a mature young actor with an unbroken voice who can move well and has a good sense of physicality. Possible stage combat.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

NEWSIES (Males Only) 15-30

Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage. Must be strong movers; seeking those, especially, with experience in gymnastics, tumbling, and acrobatics as well as traditional dance genres to include tap and ballet. Stage combat required.

Production team will also look at the possibility of casting newsies solely based on their dance and/or solely based on their vocal ability. Some newsies will be unnamed and will have varying levels of involvement and stage time.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

OSCAR and MORRIS DELANCEY (Male) 16-30

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. Will also double as the sons of famous publishers of the Tribune and William Randolph Hearst. Stage combat required.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

SEITZ  (Male) 30-70

Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper. Possible stage combat.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

 

BUNSEN  (Male) 30-70

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

Will also double as the Stage Manager that introduces Medda’s act. Possible stage combat.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

HANNAH  (Female) 20-70

Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary. Strong comedic timing.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

ROOSEVELT / NUNZIO  (Male) 30-60

Governor Teddy Roosevelt: A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer. Possible stage combat.

Nunzio: Pulitzer’s barber.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

SNYDER (Male) 45-65

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. Possible stage combat.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

WIESEL / MR. JACOBI / MAYOR (Male) 30-65

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.

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

Will also play the Mayor The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike. Possible stage combat.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

BOWERY BEAUTIES / NUNS  (Female) 18-50

The Bowery Beauties: Female performers at Medda’s Theater.

Nuns: The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Specific Audition Information:

Specific audition information is released 2-3 weeks prior to the audition date. Once those details are released, audition signups will begin.

Audition Location

Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North 400 West in Centerville. Enter the building on the west side basement entrance.

Please Note

Theatre is subjective. The most important part is the audition itself. However, many factors go into casting a production, such as height, weight, look, personality, acting ability, conflicts, past experience, presence, work ethic, doubles, doubles conflicts, age, etc. If we were not able to use you in a past production, please continue to audition. Our production team strives to provide a safe environment in which to promote artistic expression. Break a leg!

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