LCT Announces Auditions for Disney Musical, ‘Newsies’
La Crosse, WI – 02/25/19 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical, Newsies, on March 18 and 19, 2019 at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Youth auditions are Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., and adult auditions are Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
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 ‘newsies’, who dreams only of a better life. But when publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer, raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what is right.
Newsies will be directed by guest artist, William Garcia. William Garcia first appeared on stage at the age of seven, and quickly realized that what he really wanted to do was direct. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Film Production: Directing from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in English Literature with an emphasis on Drama from Middlebury College. Before moving to La Crosse, he served as the primary director for the Ypsilanti Youth Theatre. He also served as sponsor and director of the Washtenaw International High School Drama program. He has also directed and produced several short films. Recently, he appeared in LCT’s productions of Fools and Wait Until Dark.
Auditions are open for age 8 and up. There are roles available for men, women, and children. A complete breakdown of roles available can be found online at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/volunteer/audition. Auditionees should prepare 30 seconds of singing with accompaniment (pianist, CD player, and 1/8 in. input–headphone–cable will be provided) and be dressed to move for a dance audition. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Signing up for auditions is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, May 10-26, 2019. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, March 22, 2019, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays through Fridays, beginning March 25, 2019. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.