Come be a part of one of Wenatchee’s greatest Apple Blossom traditions! MTW is honored to produce the 58th Apple Blossom Musical, Disney’s Newsies, in partnership with the Numerica Performing Arts Center, and excited to begin this magical journey with open auditions! Auditions make everyone—newcomers and “old pros” alike—nervous. We will try to make the process go as smoothly as possible. After reading this information, if you have any questions prior to audition dates, please read the Audition Information below to see if the information you need is posted there. If you still have questions about the audition process, contact Producer Jill Sheets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-885-0352.
Auditions: December 10 @ 4:00pm at Numerica Performing Arts Center
Call-backs* (invite only): December 12 @ 4:00pm at Numerica Performing Arts Center
*Some children may be asked to attend the adult call backs as well
Anyone auditioning for a children’s role must be at least 10 years old & in 4th grade and be mature, independent, self-sufficient and be able to endure the rigor of a demanding rehearsal schedule for a production with adult content. Keep in mind, there is only 1 main childrens role (Les) and other children will be cast as Newsie dancers or the ensemble.
There will be roughly 40+ total cast members chosen for this production. Depending on auditions, we may have older/adult cast members portraying the leading newsie roles! This show relies heavily on its talented ensemble, where the smaller roles not only shine, but are instrumental in telling the story!
Everyone audition will be required to audition with a song and and short dance that will be taught at auditions. Please wear clothing that is easy to move in (if you own tap shoes, please bring them). This is a dance heavy show, but all dance abilities are encouraged to audition. There are 3 simple musical selections you may choose to sing from: Carrying the Banner (measures 28-43), Seize the Day (measures 87-102) and King of New York (measures 87-102).
We strongly encourage preparing for your auditions in advance, including filling-out an audition form out in advance and bringing it with you to the first night of auditions. Please review the list of important dates carefully before completing your audition form.