Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”


 

CASTING NEEDS

All for one, one for all, this is an Ensemble Show! 

We will be looking for a total 27- 33 amazing singers/ dancers/ actors to round out this cast. We are looking for cast members of all ages, genders, races, body types, and ethnicities. Afterall, this show takes place in the “melting pot” of America, New York City. Stage age 12- 101

Stay tuned for character descriptions and audition materials.


ARTISTIC TEAM

Production Supervisor: Kerry Farrell & Kimberly Steinfeld                                                                                                  Director: Kyla Paul Marchand                                                                                                                                  Assistant Director: Keely Agan                                                                                                                        Choreographer: Ellie Wallace                                                                                                                                        Music Director: Helen Weston                                                                                                                                            Stage Manager: Becky Millard

 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

We are united on the foundational idea of people first! Lyric’s wealth is not found in our budget but in our people. We strive to honor the efforts and the time of all who share their talents with this production.  Our goal is to create an environment of transparency, accountability, kindness, and excellence.  Our standards are high, not only for the quality of the production but also for the quality of the culture that we create.  We are open and welcome the opportunity for both mentorship and shadowing opportunities with a goal to cultivate new lyric members. 

 

PRODUCTION GOALS

Our goal is twofold. Give the audience the underdog story with outstanding vocalists and power house dance numbers while grounding the acting, set, and costume design in the real life historical moment. 


 

PERFORMANCES

Auditions August 25- 28 at Lyric Theatre, South Burlington, VT

Performing November 14- 17 at the Flynn Center, Burlington, VT


 

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