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JUNIOR AUDITION NOTICE: 'Disney's Newsies Jr.' at Roar Academy

Music by Alan Menken,

Lyrics by Jack Feldman

Book by Harvey Fierstein

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"Now is the time to seize the day! Answer the call and don’t delay!"

Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations! Disney’s NEWSIES JR is a shorter version of the 2012 Broadway musical, which was based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together the Newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right. Including the now-classic songs Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and Santa Fe, Newsies JR is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.


Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

  • Friday, 27th September 2024: 7:00 PM (Preview Performance – not available for public purchase)

  • Saturday, 28th September 2024: 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, 29th September 2024: 2:00 PM


ROAR Academy is seeking 50 talented actor/singer/dancers aged between 10 and 18 years for this high-energy production.

Audition Date: Saturday, 22nd June, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at North Lakes Community Centre.


  • Workshop Days: September 18th to 20th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Workshop Days: September 23rd to 25th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Rehearsals: September 26th to 27th, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

  • Additional Weekend Half Days: As required, confirmed upon role offers


  • All Students: $395 for the package including workshop rehearsals, additional preparatory classes, T-shirt, programme, headshot, and all costumes (except shoes)

  • ROAR JTF Team Members: $295

Note: Lead roles may be double-cast. You will follow an ensemble track or additional lead track when not running your primary lead track, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Production Team

  • Executive Producer / Director: Madeleine Johns

  • Music Director: Rhonda Davidson-Irwin

  • Choreographer: Meredith Johns

  • Vocal Coach: Josie Ross


  • Jack Kelly: (Male identifying) Vocal Range: Top F5 / Bottom B3

  • Katherine Plumber: (Female identifying) Vocal Range: Top D5 / Bottom A3

  • Crutchie (Casey): (Male identifying) Vocal Range: Top F5 / Bottom A3

  • Davey: (Male identifying) Vocal Range: Top D5 / Bottom B3

  • Les: (Non-specific) Vocal Range: Top F4 / Bottom B3

  • Medda Larkin: (Female identifying) Vocal Range: Top D5 / Bottom G3

  • Joseph Pulitzer: (Male identifying)

  • Wiesel: (Non-specific)

  • Spot Conlon: (Female identifying)

  • Newsies: (Various)

  • Oscar and Morris Delancey: (Male identifying)

  • Seitz: (Non-specific)

  • Bunsen: (Non-specific)

  • Hannah: (Female identifying)

  • Snyder: (Non-specific)

  • Governor Teddy Roosevelt: (Male identifying)

  • Bowery Brigade: (Female identifying)

  • Ensemble Roles: (Various)


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