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General Audition Information

The Red Phoenix Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for their summer production of Newsies. This show is part of the A.L.I.V.E. educational program and is intended for ages 10 - 22.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message.

Auditions for this production are available by appointment only on April 8th & 9th from 6 – 8:30pm. Callbacks will be April 10 from 6-9pm. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song for your general audition. Please bring accompaniment on a cd or saved on an electronic device. Please do not rely on YouTube for your accompaniment, and do not bring a track with lead vocals on it.

Rehearsals will take place June 10-30th. Performances will take place June 27 – June 30 at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre. For questions regarding our summer program, please contact us at contact@redphoenix.org. There is a $385 performance fee associated with this educational production. Please make sure to review all roles in the show and the production calendar prior to signing up for auditions. Due to the expedited nature of our production calendar, it is important to have few, IF ANY, conflicts. Please make sure you review the calendar prior to signing up. Audition slots tend to fill quickly, so do not delay in booking your time.


Audition Day Specifics

1.) Auditions will take place in the high school at Providence Christian Academy. The address is 4575 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lilburn, GA 30047. Try to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time. We want to make sure that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible. Your prompt attendance will greatly expedite the audition process. 

2.) We request that you take a moment with your family to discuss the roles that you will and will not be willing to accept in our production. Competition for these roles will be fierce. We want to ensure that every person that is cast, is placed in a role that he/she WILL accept. Please note that if you ultimately decline a role that you state you will accept on the audition form, it can impact future casting with Red Phoenix. Be sure to review all roles that you are willing to commit to prior to completing your audition form.

3.) Please make sure that you bring instrumental only accompaniment (no vocals) on a CD or saved as a track on your mobile device. Please do NOT rely on YouTube for your accompaniment or attempt to sing a cappella. 

4.) We will only be looking at vocal performances at the general audition. We encourage everyone to PERFORM the song at auditions. Show us that you can communicate a character to an audience through your song. 

5.) If you need to cancel or reschedule your audition, please contact Red Phoenix as quickly as possible. If you are unable to be physically at auditions due to a scheduling conflict, please select “Video Submission” on your audition form below. Final submissions are due April 9th by 8pm. 

Thank you all so much for signing up for auditions. We look forward to seeing you all over the next few days. 


Audition Sign Up Step 1

Instructions

1.) Please click the image on the left to see a full breakdown of all characters in the show.

2.) Discuss which roles you will be willing and able to accept with your family.

3.) Proceed to step 2 with these roles in mind. Please note that if you ultimately decline a role that you state you will accept on the audition form, it can impact future casting with Red Phoenix. Be sure to review all roles that you are willing to commit to prior to completing your audition form. Parents, please review the content of the show prior to your performer signing up for auditions. 


Audition Sign Up Step 2

Please complete the form below.

Student Name *
Student Name
Parent Name *
Parent Name
Parent Phone *
Parent Phone
Student Phone
Student Phone
Roles Willing To Accept *
These are the roles you WILL be willing to accept. Please check ALL that apply.

Audition Sign Up Step 3

* Optional Bring a Buddy Program