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Auditions for “Newsies,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's holiday musical production are on Saturday, September 16 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. The production will be directed by Mark Martino, well known to the Arts Center for directing "Forver Plaid" and "White Christmas."

Rehearsals for "Newsies" begin on November 14, and performances run from December 6-31, 2017. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in character shoes (both men and women). Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her  

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Are Available:

JACK (Male, 17-22 years old) - Handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice. LEAD.

DAVEY (Male, 16-21 years old) - A thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice.

LES (Male, 10-12 years old) - The fearless kid brother of Davey. Excited by everything the world has to offer and eager to join in the adventure. Fun is this kid's middle name. Must sing really well.

JOSEPH PULITZER (Male, 40s) - The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glenn Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on-point, know-it-all politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well.

KATHERINE PLUMBER (Female, 17-22 years old) - Tthe strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt.

CRUTCHIE (Male, 17-22 years old) - A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer.

MEDDA (Female, 40s-60s) - The big voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theatre as a safe haven for Jack and the Newsies. She stands behind them in their fight for justice. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risqué, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery.

MALE ENSEMBLE - Seeking very strong male dancers. Athletic. Tumbling a plus. Must also sing. May be covering principal roles.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Seeking very strong female dancers and singers. Tumbling a plus. May be covering principal roles.

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