Welcome to the Audition Page for CAST and our production of Newsies.


For all of the information on how to audition, scroll down or click here.

All auditionees are required to fill out paperwork prior to auditioning.

The form is located below:


Principal Characters

  • Les (M) - Davey’s cheeky younger brother is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle; Les is an intuitive, precocious salesboy and a pint-sized charmer;


Featured Characters

  • Romeo (M) – one of the Newsies

  • Scab/Newsie (M/F) - one of the Newsies

  • Newsie/Featured Dancer (M/F) - one of the Newsies

  • Oscar Delancey (M) - tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, taking the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

  • Darcy/Cameraman/Bowery Beauty/Nun/Woman (M/F) – upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies et al.

Audition Requirements:

  • 32-measure excerpt from a Broadway show that showcases your vocal talents

    • A cappella singing is strongly discouraged.

  • A memorized  45 second to 1 minute monologue from a play.

  • Review and learn the dance from the video (video is posted here).

    • ***Please remember that the dance audition is not just a commentary on your dancing skills.​ We are not just assessing your dance ability. We are assessing your comprehension, your acting while dancing, and most of all, your willingness to have fun.

  • The entire audition packet can be found here.

Please submit video auditions to our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at If the files are too big, you may share them though a Google Drive link, Dropbox or other platform. If you have any questions about video submissions, please contact our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can participate in CAST?

CAST is committed to casting incoming high school freshman through just graduated high school seniors. No roles are pre-cast. For the role of Les, you do not need to be in high school.

Is there a fee to participate?

There is an activity fee of $65 to participate. The activity fee is due within the first two weeks of rehearsals. Individuals seeking financial assistance or scholarships should contact us directly.

When will rehearsals be?

Rehearsals are typically held in the late afternoon or evenings.  The specific rehearsal schedule for each show will not be determined until auditions are complete.  We typically respect the need for students who work over the summer by allotting daytime hours for jobs or summer classes. We also understand the scheduling conflicts that arise with summer vacations.  We do our best to honor and work with the students' declared conflicts. Only 2 unexcused absences are permitted.

If you have questions regarding the audition process or would like to receive email updates about auditions, please fill out the form below. 


*Photography acknowledgements on site to Dan Ledbetter Photography

and Mikki Schaffner Photograpahy*

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