White Plains Performing Arts Center
White Plains, NY
White Plains PAC is seeking additional submissions for the role of Katherine ONLY in their mainstage productions of Newsies. Can be AEA or non Union.
-Do NOT submit if you have already submitted a video or auditioned for this production, as you may still be in consideration.
-You must be available for ALL dates listed below for rehearsals, tech, and shows.
-If selected, you must be able to be seen at WPPAC Tuesday 11/26 10am-1pm.
-Must be Local to NY area as housing is not provided/available.
Katherine Plumber (Female, 20-28)
An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should be comfortable with tap and have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt. Vocal range: A3-F5
Music by Alan Menken , Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by: Harvey Fierstein
Director: Frank Portanova
Music Director: Stephen Ferri
Choreographer: Josh Assor
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, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
1st Rehearsal: December 3 (rehearses in NYC, 10am-6pm)
Tech: 12/14-12/19 (in White Plains)
Shows: Dec 20-22, 27-29, Jan 3-5, 8-12. (4 shows/week)
Venue: White Plains Performing Arts Center 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center) White Plains NY 10601 (35 min from NYC via train/car) wppac.com
Rehearsals will begin in NYC then transfer to the venue for tech week. Rehearsals are within the 10am-6pm range. Tech week will switch to late afternoon/evenings. Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary.
$455/week for AEA actors + Pension/health (LORT-LOA CONTRACT)
Non union Fee: $1,200-$1,400 + EMC Points
Please submit a resume, headshot and a LINK to a vocal/dance reel for consideration. Those who have media singing from the show is preferred. You will be notified if we are interested in seeing you in person via email.
December 3, 2019 - January 12, 2020