Dancers, Actors and Singers come SEIZE THE DAY and Audition for this incredible full-length (2 act) Musical!! Anyone in the community is welcome to audition on March 8 & 9 at Broadway Arts Center.
A fEW THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU AUDITION..
LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This show has some MILD language that is consistent with the characters and time period of the story. We will be performing the script as written. It is a Disney show so it’s not anything outrageous but If you have concerns about the language, We encourage you to watch the Broadway Version of NEWSIES on Netflix Before you decide to audition.
AGES: This show is designed to be performed primarily by teens and adults. (See Character Breakdown Below) However, we will consider casting a few children under age 12 that display exceptional dance/ vocal talent and the temperament to handle the rigors of a full length musical. (FYI: BAC will be offering a 2-week Broadway Bootcamp for younger children to perform in this summer)
PARTICAPATION FEE: $50 per cast member This is only charged if you are cast in the show.
COSTUMES / SCRIPTS: Participants are responsible for purchasing their costumes. A digital copy of the script will be emailed to all participants. Cast members will print/bind their Scripts so they can write blocking notes in it at rehearsal.
AD SALES: It is extremely expensive to put on a show of this caliber. To keep participation fees as low as possible, we depend on Ad sales for our program. All cast families are required to obtain $75 worth of business ads (or personal message “shout outs”) for our digital program. Those who do not wish to sell ads can waive this requirement with a $75 donation.
VOLUNTEER JOBS: We need ALOT of help to put on a show of this caliber. We depend on cast families to contribute a little sweat equity into the production. From sewing costumes, building sets/props to ticket takers and child ranglers there is something for everyone to do!
REHEARSALS: The bulk of rehearsals will run May-July (Afternoons and/or Evenings) We may run some solo work or small scene work in Mar/April if we have folks available to get a head start. You most likely will not be needed at all rehearsals. The Time commitment depends on your part. We understand summers can be busy. When building our rehearsal schedule, we try to accommodate occasion conflicts (when possible) if they are given to us at auditions on your conflict calendar. Those seeking a lead need to be widely available t0 be considered.
PERFORMANCE - July 13 at The Venue@Friendship Springs in Braselton. Times TBA Mandatory Tech & dress rehearsals at the Venue from Wed July 10 - Fri July 12
AUDITIONS - MARCH 8 & 9 @BAC
To reserve your time you need to create a free account 0n our registration page. A valid credit card is required to hold your reservation (you will Only be charged IF you are cast in the show) .
PRINT & COMPLETE the AUDITION FORM & CONFLICT CALENDAR (See Button Below) BRING COMPLETED FORMS TO THE AUDITION.
FRIDAY MARCH 8 @ 4:30-5:30 KIDS AUDITION (Gr 3-5 / Age 8-11)
FRIDAY MARCH 8 @ 6:30-8:00 GENERAL AUDITION 1 (Gr 6-12 / Age 12-99)
SATURDAY MARCH 9 @ 9:00-10:30 GENERAL AUDITION 2 (Gr 6-12 / Age 12-99)
SATURDAY MARCH 9 @ 11:00-12:30 GENERAL AUDITION 3 (Gr 6-12 / Age 12-99)
SATURDAY MARCH 9 @2:00-5:00 CALL BACKS Please make yourself available during this time in case we need to see you again
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THESE TIMES PLEASE EMAIL: BroadwayArtsCenter@gmail.com
PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION
GENERAL AUDITION (Age 12-Adults) You only need to attend ONE 90 Minute GENERAL AUDITION, but make yourself available for the CALL BACK times in case you are needed to come back.
Come prepared to recite the audition monologue (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) (it does not need to be memorized) We encourage you to perform it in the character (and accent if applicable) you would most like to play (See CHARACTER BREAKDOWN list below)
Prepare to sing one of the SONGS below (Sing the one that best suits your voice and the character you most want to play)
Prepare to learn a short/simple piece of choreography. Please wear clothing you can move in and jazz shoes (if you own them) If you are an advanced dancer and would like to be considered for the advanced dance parts, you should ALSO sign up to attend the advanced NEWSIE DANCE CREW audition.
DANCE CREW AUDITION: (Age 12-25) IF you ONLY want to try out for the advanced DANCE CREW (non-speaking role) you do NOT need to attend a general audition. If you want to be considered for a speaking part AND an ADVANCED DANCE part you need to attend BOTH the GENERAL AUDITION AND THE DANCE CREW audition.
Come in dance clothing, hair up. Stretch and warm up before you come.
Bring Jazz AND Tap shoes (if you have them) Be Prepared to learn a dance combo and demonstrate skills (leaps, splits, turns, etc)
KIDS AUDITION (Gr 3-5 / Age 8-11) Kids under 12 have a separate audition time and will not be needed for call backs
Come prepared learn a short dance and sing a section of “CARRYING THE BANNER” ( scroll down for music and lyrics )
We are looking for dancers /tumblers with the following skills splits, heel stretch, pirouette, cartwheel etc.
If you have any questions about the show or audition process please email us!!! BroadwayArtsCenter@gmail.com