Open Auditions will be held in London on Monday 17th June 2013, as Disney Theatrical Group go on a hunt for male dancers to star in their upcoming production of Newsies.
These auditions for male dancers will take place at Pineapple Dance Studios, London WC2H on Monday 17th June 2013, with registration at either 09:15 or 13:15.
Casting Director, Jill Green said:
We are beginning a search to find extraordinary dance talent. The award-winning choreography by Christopher Gattelli requires energetic male dancers with excellent ballet technique, acrobatic skills, tap dancing, and more. It will be exciting for the team to meet talented men from across the country at these open auditions.
Specific requirements were also released for the auditions. Dancers must be:
Male, with playing age 16 to 22 years old
Strong, technically trained dancers with excellent ballet technique
Auditionees should also tap and sing well
Acro and/or tumbling a plus
All ethnicities are encouraged to attend
Must be eligible to work in the UK
Newsies is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies’, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Newsies has had an unexpected journey to Broadway. The stage adaptation of Disney’s cult-favourite film had been developed for licensing to theatre groups and its run at prestigious regional theatre Paper Mill Playhouse was intended only as a pilot production for that market.
Newsies quickly transferred to Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, where it is now playing to sell-out crowds and standing ovations in its second year. The production was also nominated for seven Tony Awards®, winning for Best Choreography and Best Score.
With a book by Harvey Fierstein, the stage version introduces brand-new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’
Details of any potential future UK production have yet to be released.
WHERE: PINEAPPLE STUDIOS
WHEN: Monday 17 June, 2013
9:15am registration/warm-up for 10am start
1:15pm registration/warm-up for 2pm start
WEAR: Dance gear, trainers, jazz shoes, tap shoes and kneepads.
BRING: Sheet music for 16 bars of a musical theatre song, a CV and a headshot, stapled back to back.