This is the audition page for 2018. Please review the casting requirements. No experience is necessary to attend auditions. Dates may be subject to change. Please check this page again for any updates before you come to an audition.
Auditions - Disney's Newsies, The Musical
December 1st at 5:00 P.M.
Workshop Fee: $265
Directed by Ashley White
Musical Direction By Jennifer Vaughn
Choreography by Brittany Cody-Bays
It's time to carry the banner on the RTAA stage with Disney's Newsies! 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!
Ages 10 and up
Audition Information: At the audition, please prepare a brief vocal audition with a song from any musical (except Newsies). Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided for you. Your song should be no longer than 16 bars, or 32 bars if cut-time. A brief dance will also be taught by the choreographer. Please dress appropriately. Bring tap shoes if you have them.
Callbacks Information: Callbacks will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm. If you receive a callback, it means you have been cast in the production! The workshop fee of $265 will be due at callbacks, before singing and reading for parts begins. This is a non-refundable payment. RTAA does offer a scholarship opportunity. You can find that information here.
Read/Sing through: 12/8 5-8pm
Rehearsals: 1/2 5-8pm, 1/8 5-8pm, 1/9 5-8pm, 1/15 5-8pm, 1/16 5-8pm, 1/22 5-8pm, 1/23 5-8pm, 1/29 5-8pm, 1/30 5-8pm, 2/5 5-8pm, 2/6 5-8pm, 2/12 6-8pm, 2/13 6-8pm, 2/19 6-8pm, 2/20 6-8pm, 2/26 5-8pm, 2/27 5-8pm, 2/28 5-8pm
Tech Rehearsals: 3/3 2pm, 13/4 5-8pm, 3/5 5-8pm, 3/6 5-8pm, 3/7 5pm
Performance Dates: There are 9 performances of the show including 1 field trip show and 8 public performances. The public performance dates are: 3/8 7:30pm, 3/9 2pm and 7:30pm, 3/10 2pm, 3/15 7:30pm, 3/16 2pm and 7:30pm, 3/17 2pm. The field trip date is: 3/15 10am.
NOTE: The artistic staff is prepared to cast understudies if the field trip performance presents a conflict. We encourage you to audition even if you can't make the field trip date.