CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

ELIZABETH (A3-F5)
Age: 30s’-40's
An urban 
planner, newly returned to NYC.
Mezzo-Soprano (Strong Belt)

KATE (A3-F5)
Age: 30’s
Elizabeth’s neighbor, a lesbian 
kindergarden teacher with spunk.
Mezzo-Soprano (Strong Belt)

LUCAS (B2-Ab4)
Age: 30’s-40’s
Elizabeth’s college friend, a community activist.
Baritone/Tenor

JOSH (C2-A#4)
Age: 30’s
A charming doctor and Army Reservist
Tenor

STEPHEN (D3-D4)
Age: 30’s-40’s
Elizabeth’s grad-school colleague, a city planner.
Bass

Directed By: Kyrus Keenan Westcott
Produced By: Lauri Hudson
Music Direction: Ruslan Odintsov
Choreographed By: Lauren Patanovich

WHEN:
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7 PM
Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7 PM

CALLBACKS (by request only):
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7 PM

REHEARSALS:
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
* Some Flexible Mondays & Wednesdays

PRODUCTION DATES:
November 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29 & 30
December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8


We are proud to bring you the South Jersey Premiere of this Disney classic! Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical follows Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys as they struggle to survive the New York City streets. Jack longs for the Santa Fe sun and a life out of the paper biz. But, when the price of “papes” is hiked, Jack and the boys decide they have had enough, once and for all. Watch what happens as young, fresh newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer joins the gang and encourages them to unionize and organize a strike against the money-hungry publisher of the New York World. This high-energy show will have you on the edge of your seats! It’s time to Seize the Day!

Come audition to be a part of this action-packed piece of theatrel!! To audition please bring a picture of yourself and be prepared to sing at least 32 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range. If possible, please choose a song that is from the show or emulates a song from the show. Stay as close to the character you are auditioning for as possible. 

There will be a dance call so please bring comfortable clothes/shoes to move it. There will be a tap call at callbacks. Some characters do not dance in the show, but the ensemble should all be able to move well.


ANNE - (E4-C5)
Age: Late 20’s-40’s
Kate’s girlfriend. Edgy and hip.
Mezzo-Soprano (Strong Belt)

DAVID (C2-A#4)
Age: Late 20’s-Early 30’s
A pediatric surgeon. Lucas' boyfriend.
Tenor

ELENA (A3-E5) 
Age: 20’s
A city planner and Elizabeth’s assistant. Spunky, young and fresh.
Mezzo-Soprano (Strong Belt)

ENSEMBLE
Age: 18-40
Diverse group of featured characters that can move well and play all the different characters of the city. 
All voice parts.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. 
Must be believable at the ages listed above.

Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this Area Premiere!!!

Auditions

We are proud to bring you the area premiere of this new contemporary musical from the creators of Next to Normal. If/Then is a beautiful story that shows us how we choose our lives and how our lives choose us. Newly divorced Elizabeth is rebuilding her life in NYC and discovers a world of infinite possibilities when we see her live parallel lives. This “What If” scenario is the story of both. Choice and chance collide in this moving piece of theatre!

Come audition to be a part of this moving piece of theatre from the same collaborative team that wrote Next to Normal!! To audition please bring a picture of yourself and be prepared to sing at least 32 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range. If possible, please choose a song that is from the show or emulates a song from the show. Stay as close to the character you are auditioning for as possible. 

There will be a short dance call so please bring comfortable clothes/shoes to move it. Many of the lead characters do not dance in the show, but the ensemble should all be able to move well.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

JACK KELLY (Bb2-A4)
The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an oprhaned 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.

CRUTCHIE (C3-A4)
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.

DAVEY (D3-A4)
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.

LES (Db3-Bb3)
Age: 10-13
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.

KATHERINE PLUMBER (A3-F5)
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. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key.

JOSEPH PULITZER (C3-F4)
Age: 40s-50s
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.

MEDDA LARKIN (F3-E5)
Age: 30s
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.

NEWSIES
Age: 16+
Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage. 
*We will be considering men and women for Newsies.

ENSEMBLE
Wide range of roles for all ages (16+), types, and vocal parts.

Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this Area Premiere!!!



Directed & Produced By: Lauren Patanovich
Music Direction: Ruslan Odintsov
Choreographed By: Lauren
Patanovich

WHEN:
Sunday, June 24,
2018 at 7 PM
Monday, June 25,
2018 at 7 PM

CALLBACKS (by request only):
Wednesday, June 27,
2016 at 7 PM

REHEARSALS:
Sunday
6PM
Mondays & Thursdays 7 PM

PRODUCTION DATES:
October 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21