Description:

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:

The Crighton Theatre:

234 Main Street
Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

Callbacks: Thursday, May 10 - Callbacks will be in the main building, upstairs in the youth room. Park on the west side of the building and come up the garden pathway. The music and sides can be found in the files section of this Facebook group. I have also pinned that post for an easy link to the document. Please print the pages you need for the character(s) you are called back for and bring them with you to callbacks on Thursday. 

To see if you are called back, log into your account on our website and go to the audition tab.  It will be listed in the yellow box if you have a callback, which character(s) you are called back for.

5:45pm - Bowery Beauties
6:00pm - Dance Newsies
6:30pm - Vocal Newsies
7:15pm - Les, Davey, Jack Vocals and Reading
7:45pm - Pulitzer, Quartet
8:00pm - Jack Vocals
8:15pm - Crutchie Vocals
8:30pm - Jack and Crutchie Reading
8:45pm - Katherine Vocals
9:00pm - Jack and Katherine Duet / Reading 

If you were not called back, that doesn't necessarily mean you aren't being cast. If you are called back, that does not guarantee you a role.

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.

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 is located on the CCT Newsies Facebook page.  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.

If you have any questions, please email mary@cythouston.org


Characters:

Jack Kelly

  • Austin Colburn
The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. 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 bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Crutchie

  • Hayden Olds
A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; 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 should still be included in the dance numbers. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Davey

  • Josh Marchant
Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes 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. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3

Les

  • Alexis Tonkin
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. Vocal range top: Bb3 Vocal range bottom: Db3

Race

  • Madeline Driver

Albert

  • Travis Driver

Romeo

  • Seamus Doyle

Specs

  • Siobhan Carroll

Finch

  • Bryce Gilleylen

Buttons

  • Claire Howard

Elmer

  • Zach Tonkin

Henry

  • Micah Weichbrodt

Mush

  • Riley Flanery

Jo Jo

  • Haley Olds

Tommy Boy

  • Liam Howard

Scab 1

  • Cora Howard

Scab 2

  • Anna Pruyn

Scab 3

  • Juliana Craven

Spot Conlon

  • Sean Deleon
The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”

Newsies - Dancers

  • Anna Pruyn
  • Ashley Axsom
  • Austin Colburn
  • Bryce Gilleylen
  • Cahlyn Velasco
  • Caiya Velasco
  • Cora Howard
  • Emily Curda
  • Haley Olds
  • Jacob Campbell
  • Juliana Craven
  • Mallory Craven
  • Samantha Mansel

Newsies - Chorus

  • Alexis Tonkin
  • Anna Pruyn
  • Ashley Axsom
  • Austin Colburn
  • Bryce Gilleylen
  • Christin Burris
  • Claire Howard
  • Cora Howard
  • Elise Driver
  • Emily Curda
  • Emma Erwin
  • Haley Olds
  • Hayden Olds
  • Jacob Campbell
  • Josh Marchant
  • Juliana Craven
  • Liam Howard
  • Madeline Driver
  • Mallory Craven
  • Micah Weichbrodt
  • Riley Flanery
  • Samantha Mansel
  • Seamus Doyle
  • Sean Deleon
  • Sean Ramsower
  • Sid Wadley
  • Simon Lioznyansky
  • Siobhan Carroll
  • Travis Driver
  • Zach Tonkin

Katherine Plumber

  • SaraMarie Wojta
An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourcesful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Darcy

  • Jacob Campbell
The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies.

Bill

  • Sid Wadley
The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies' cause.

Wiesel

  • Christopher Olds
Or “Weasel,” 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.

Oscar Delancey

  • Caden Sevier
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.

Morris Delancey

  • Matthew Hernandez
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.

Joseph Pulitzer

  • Stephen Driver
A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Seitz

  • Tom Yost
Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

Bunsen

  • Christopher St James
Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

Hannah

  • Alexandra Jackson
Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.

Nunzio

  • Mark Wilson
Pulitzer’s barber.

Guard

  • Mark Wilson
The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.

Snyder

  • Ryan Ramsower

Medda Larkin

  • Hannah Weaver
Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, 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’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Stage Manager

  • Stephanie Curda
Introduces Medda's act.

Woman

  • Stephanie Curda
A newspaper customer.

Mr. Jacobi

  • Ari Kogut
Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.

Mayor

  • Ari Kogut
The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.

Governor Teddy Roosevelt

  • Mark Wilson
A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.

Nun #1

  • Julia Johnson

Goons

  • Caden Sevier
  • Matthew Hernandez
  • Micah Weichbrodt
  • Ryan Ramsower
  • Sean Deleon
  • Sean Ramsower
  • Sid Wadley

The Bowery Beauties

  • Faith Smith
  • Julia Johnson
  • Makenna Cook

Nuns

  • Alexandra Jackson
  • Hannah Weaver
  • Julia Johnson
  • Shari Wojta

Novice Nuns

  • Charity Bryan
  • Ellie Buffington
  • Maddie Buffington
  • Maggie Atkinson
  • Megan Pruyn
  • Zoe Blank

Policemen

  • Ari Kogut
  • Christopher Olds
  • Christopher St James
  • Mark Wilson
  • Tom Yost