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The Full Monty: August 10 - September 2, 2018


So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).

AUDITION notice:


Disney’s NEWSIES; Non-Equity, LIMITED PAID Roles Available


Saturday, July 28th

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin Sunday, August 12th and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30 pm.

The production is scheduled to open September 21st and will run through October 2nd; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm, and Sundays @ 2:00 pm. There are two 10:00 am School Matinee Performances of NEWSIES on Oct 2nd & 3rd.


Please see the full breakdown of roles available below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available. 

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Saturday, July 28th: 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm.

Dance Callbacks will be held on Sunday, July 29th beginning at 3:00 pm.

Principal Callbacks will be Monday, July 30th, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702


*Jack Kelly –  (Male, Any Ethnicity, 17-25) Passionate, handsome, charismatic leader of the Newsies. Street-smart, with a dark artistic soul. Not a blowhard, Jack is the real thing. Must have a strong pop tenor voice.

*Katherine Plumber – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 17-25) Strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. Drips with smarts, opinions, courage, and moxy. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Strong dancer/tap. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theatre voice with high belt.

*Davey  –  (Male, Any Ethnicity, 16-25) A thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies. Davey is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. Tenor.

*Crutchie – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 16-25) A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg; but that doesn’t hold him back from being right in the middle of the action. A charmer.

Les – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 10-13) Fearless kid brother of Davey. Excited by everything the world has to offer and eager to join in the adventure. Fun is this kid’s middle name. Must sing well.

Joseph Pulitzer – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-50s) Hard-nosed, on point, know it all businessman. Katherine’s non-nonsense father. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well.

Medda – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 30s-50s) A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and great comic delivery.

Newsies Ensemble – (Males, Any Ethnicity, 15-25) Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Race, Specs, Romeo, Ike, Jo Jo, Mush, Splasher, Tommy Boy, Scabs, Darcy, Bill, & Others who are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a live able wage. Strong Dancer/Singers. (Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Tumbling/Acrobatics a plus)

Oscar & Morris Delancey – (Males, Any Ethnicity, 18-25) Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World Paper. They take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

Spot Conlon – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 18-25) Proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts a strong and intimidating presence and reputation.

Snyder – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-60s) Crooked and sinister warden of the Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage. Concerned only with catching enough kids off the street to keep his government checks coming.

Adult Ensemble – (Females & Males, Any Ethnicity, 18-60s) Strong performers that will play multiple roles including: Weisel (runs distribution window) Bowery Beauties (showgirls), Nuns, Stage Manager, Seitz(editor), Bunsen(bookkeeper), Hannah (secretary), Nunzio (barber), guards, goons, policemen, Mayor, Governor Teddy Roosevelt, & Others.

*Denotes that a stipend is available for these specified roles.