Newsies Auditions August 28, 29 at JCC


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Jamestown Community College

Auditions will be held August 28 and 29 for Jamestown Community College’s production of Disney’s Newsies: The Musical this fall.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members. Performances will be held in November.
Julie Costantini will direct the production, which is the premier local performance of the popular musical.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song from Newsies and wear proper clothing and shoes for dance auditions.

Set in New York City at the start of the 20th century, Newsies focuses on Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When newspaper publishers raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to go on strike.

Newsies is based on a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

For more information about the audition process, contact theatre manager Steven Gustafson at 338.1166.