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AUDITION NOTICE

A U D I T I O N  C L I N I C -AUGUST 20th @ 11:00-11:45am

A U D I T I O N S - AUGUST 29th

C A L L B A C K S - AUGUST 31st

R E H E A R S A L S - SEPT 7th - JAN 18th

P E R F O R M A N C E S - JAN 19th - 28th, 2023

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!

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. 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.

FREE AUDITION CLINIC

  • WHEN: August 20th @11:00-11:45am

  • WHAT: Free Audition Clinic

  • WHO: Anyone who wants to come to learn the callback dance ahead of time for auditions. Students can ask questions about auditions, meet new friends and the production team

  • WEAR: Wear movement clothes, and bring shoes to dance in (tennis shoes or jazz shoes work great)

  • WHERE: Centerville Location (803 N 1250 W #4, Centerville, UT, 84014)

  • You do not need to attend the audition clinic in order to audition, it is just extra help and SUPER FUN!

AUDITIONS FOR ROLES

  • Auditions are open to all performers between the grades 8th-12th and ages 13-19, with the exception of "Les" (see below)

  • Rehearsals will be held Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm, Classes will be held Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm

  • Most roles will be double cast 

  • Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal 

  • Bring ALL conflicts from August 29th-Jan 31st, any conflicts not included at the time of audition will not be honored 

  • If you cannot attend auditions or callbacks contact us, and we will schedule another time for you

  • Bring a headshot and resume to auditions

  • Come prepared to sing 1 minute of a pop-rock song or a stylistically appropriate song to fit a character from the show

  • An accompanist will not be provided, please bring a karaoke track, no tracks with vocals

  • Auditions will take place at the studio located at the West Bountiful Location (724 W 500 S #900, West Bountiful, Utah, 84087)

AUDITIONS FOR "LES"

Auditions for "Les" are open to performers ages 8-14

This is an audition-only role (meaning not everyone who auditions for this role will be cast )

To audition for "Les" register for "Auditions for Les" on your parent portal or click "register here" 

Actor(s) cast as Les will pay $83/month in tuition + One time charge Newsies Costume Rental fee $63

CALLBACKS

Additional Callbacks will be held after by invitation only.  To help you prepare for Callbacks ahead of time, familiarize yourself with the songs and characters from the show.

REGISTRATION INFO

COST

"MUSICAL THEATRE (TEENS)" Tuition $139/month + Costume Fee $63/per semester + Registration Fee $40

    Performers will be required to provide:

         Girls: Tan leotard, black dance shorts, specific shoes for performances

         Boys: White or Black tank top, compression shorts & specific shoes for performances

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Click any "register" button on website, or if you are a returning student go to your parent portal

2. Register for "MUSICAL THEATRE (TEENS)"

3. We will email you 1-2 weeks before auditions to choose a vocal audition time

EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS WILL BE CAST IN THE PRODUCTION

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE CAST LIST HAS BEEN POSTED

If you have any questions, please email us @ backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

PROJECTED PRODUCTION CALENDAR

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