Audition / NEWSIES

Darcy - The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Gender: Both Age: 20 to 25

Bill- The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies' cause. Gender: Male Age: 15 to 25

Wiesel (See: Ensemble) - Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 50

Oscar and Morris Delancey - Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point. Gender: Male Age: 20-35

Goons - Assist the Delanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One. Gender: Male

Joseph Pulitzer - A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 50 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Seitz (See: Ensemble) - Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper. Gender: Both

Bunsen (See: Ensemble) - Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper. Gender: Both Age: 35 to 50

Hannah (See: Ensemble) - Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 40

Nunzio (See: Ensemble) - Pulitzer’s barber. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50

Guard (See: Ensemble) - The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building. Gender: Both Age: 20 to 60

Snyder (See: Ensemble) - The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming. Gender: Both Age: 45 to 65

Medda Larkin (See: Ensemble)- Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 45 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3

The Bowery Beauties (See: Ensemble) - Female performers at Medda’s Theater. Gender: Female Age: 18 to 30

Stage Manager (See: Ensemble) - Introduces Medda's act. Gender: Both Age: 25 to 55

Nuns (See: Ensemble) - The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 60

Photographer (See: Ensemble) - Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.” Gender: Both Age: 15 to 25

Woman (See: Ensemble)-A newspaper customer. Gender: Both Age: 15 to 45

Mr. Jacobi (See: Ensemble)-Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is. Gender: Both Age: 35 to 55

Policemen (See: Ensemble) - Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 60

Mayor (See: Ensemble) - The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 60

Governor Teddy Roosevelt (See: Ensemble) - A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65

Ensemble- This breakdown is subject to change based on abilities, ensemble size.The adult (non-newsie) ensemble comprised eight actors who doubled and understudied as indicated below.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 1 - Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty / Katherine understudy FEMALE ENSEMBLE 2 - Nun / Woman / Bowery Beauty / Medda understudy FEMALE ENSEMBLE 3 - Nun / Medda Larkin MALE ENSEMBLE 1 - Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor / Pulitzer understudy MALE ENSEMBLE 2 - Seitz / Roosevelt understudy MALE ENSEMBLE 3 - Bunsen / Male Ensemble 1 understudy MALE ENSEMBLE 4 - Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt MALE ENSEMBLE 5 - Snyder / Pulitzer understudy Gender: Both

Written by Book by Harvey Fierstein Lyrics by Lyrics by Jack Feldman Music by Music by Alan Menken Directed by Kristin Netzband

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