Auditions: May 22 & 23, 2023 from 6-9pm (one-hour audition slots) Callbacks: Thursday, May 25th at 6:00pm
Welcome to the Great Northern Theatre Company auditions. Please take time to familiarize yourself with some information about our process. We are a family friendly theater company, and all are welcome.
NEWSIES Callback Schedule The following auditioners have been selected for a call-back. We would like to see more of what you can do.
If your name is on this list, please plan to come to Rocori HS on THURSDAY, MAY 25. Look for the signs to find us.
If your name is NOT on this list, it does not mean that you are not cast; it just means that we have seen what we need to see from you. EVERYONE should check the website by SATURDAY, MAY 27.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anita.
Anita Reber NEWSIES Production Manager email@example.com / 320.309.3783 (text)
Below is a summary of the characters in Newsies:
Newsies: Race, Albert, Specs, Henry, Finch, Romeo, Elmer, Mush, Buttons, Tommy, Jo Jo, Spot Conlon, etc
If you are interested in a specific character, please make sure to list the character on your audition form. If you only want a specific character and would rather not be casted as something else, please mark the form accordingly.
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
A quality production comes from hard work and commitment on the part of everyone in the cast and crew. If members of the cast or crew are missing on days we didn’t expect, it creates confusions and is not fair to other members. For this reason, we ask you to consider the following information:
Please think through conflicts with the rehearsals and performances before you audition. Think about work, sport events, religious obligations, and family vacations so that these important conflicts are honestly recorded on your audition form.
We cast based on conflicts you are honest about, and if NEW conflicts arise, you MAY be re-cast.
Rehearsal schedule: The rehearsal schedule will have a few variations each week. We have set the schedule to work around conflicts with the theater, as well as holidays during this busy time of year. It is CRITICAL that you review the attached schedule and list ALL conflicts. Missing additional practices not listed is simply not an option.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when auditioning:
Your audition begins when you first arrive and does not end until you leave the building. We’re looking to put together a team of actors who will work together well. How you act off stage matters as much as how well you act on stage.
Attached to this document is a link to a vocal piece, a reading and dance material for auditions. While you do not have to have the material memorized, we would like you to come prepared.
Dress appropriately. Keep your hair out of your face and hands out of pockets. Wear rubber soled shoes you can move in.
When it's your turn to audition: Introduce yourself. Project! Articulate! Have a positive attitude! Have fun!
Don't say you can't do something. Try it. Directors want casts who are willing to take chances.
After the audition: Think about what you have learned. Then forget about "how you did". So many factors affect casting that it is a waste of time to worry about it. Feel good about yourself. There are MANY people that would not have the courage to audition - and you did! Come back and try again if you don't get cast this time!