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 (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.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Aug 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 19th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, Aug 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 24th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Friday June 15, 2018 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

The Crighton Theatre:

234 Main Street
Conroe, TX 77301

Show Notes:

When you come to auditions, you will need to bring a completed CCT audition packet, which can be found here.  Please complete it and bring it with you to auditions, including 2 headshots.  (Wallets or 4x6 are fine.  You do not need to give us an 8x10)

Auditions: May 6, 7, and 8
We will have dance auditions, each day, for two hours, at the beginning and then vocal auditions will be afterwards.  Anyone who is signed up for a vocal audition will need to be there early for dance auditions on the same day as their vocal audition. Vocal audition sign ups will be turned on at the end of March.  The dance audition times will be listed here before vocal audition timeslots are opened.  After Melody teaches the choreography to that day's group, she will watch in small groups.  Those groups will be based on the vocal timeslots.  For example:  If the dance auditions are 2-4pm, those who are signed up for the 5-6pm vocal slot will be in the first small group for dance so they can finish and then go get changed and ready for their vocal audition. 

Callbacks: May 10 (We will be doing dance callbacks and character callbacks on the same day unless we feel like we need to spread it out)

There will most likely be cuts for this show.  We understand that everyone has been waiting for it and is very excited, but we will be casting the show based on the needs of the show.

Prep Class:  Melody is offering a class every Thursday evening, for anyone who wishes to come out and start working out, learning necessary techniques, etc.  This is not required for auditions, but if you are able to put in the extra time to prep for auditions, it will be a great experience.  To see the dates and register, go to our home page and scroll down to where the Special Event tickets are being sold.  Each week is a separate event.  There is a $10 charge per week so that we can pay the church and give a love offering to Melody.

Rehearsals:  We plan on having rehearsals every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, beginning once the castlist has been announced and everyone cast will need to be at all rehearsals they are called for unless they noted it on their conflict form.  An exact list of rehearsal dates and locations will be provided here before auditions so that you can complete the conflict form.  Tech week will be August 12 - 16th.  All cast members are required to be there every night from 5-10pm.

Tech Week and Performances:  Tech Rehearsals and performances will be at the Crighton Theatre beginning August 12 and ending on the 24th.  If shows are selling quickly, we may add more shows between the first and last.  Please keep your schedule open through Friday the 24th.


Jack Kelly






Spot Conlon

Katherine Plumber




Oscar Delancey

Morris Delancey


Joseph Pulitzer







Medda Larkin

The Bowery Beauties

Stage Manager




Mr. Jacobi



Governor Teddy Roosevelt