All auditions are open to the public. Check this page for future announcements. Country Gate shows have featured talented local performers from PA, NJ and NY.
Disney’s Newsies OPEN AUDITIONS
Direction by Donna Bellfy
WHEN: May 6 or 7 at 7pm. You only need to attend one day of auditions. No appointments are needed.
WHERE: Country Gate Playhouse, 114 Greenwich St, Belvidere, NJ 07823
PERFORMANCES: July 13-21, 2019
WHO: Ages 12+ for both youth and adult roles
WHAT TO PREPARE: To audition, please complete this form to register. Dress appropriately to learn a dance routine (wear appropriate footwear, taps are encouraged but not required) and prepare at least 16 bars from a song from the show, but be prepared to sing more. Music can be found by searching Newsies Musical Vocal Libretto, you should prepare your song from the musical score. You will be accompanied by piano during the audition. If you are interested in a specific role, please audition with a song from that role or at least be familiar with that characters' music in case we need to hear more. Remember to perform or "act out" the song, as we are looking for both singing and acting abilities. For general audition tips, click here.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays weekly from 7pm to approximately 10:30pm, with some dance rehearsals on Sundays at 6pm. The week before opening, there will be rehearsals every night that may run longer. A list of potential conflicts is required from anyone auditioning. It goes without saying that all auditionees must be able to attend all show performances. There is no fee for participation, however, actors are responsible for costumes and/or costume rental fees, which can range from $50-150 per costume. Cast members aged 16+ will also be required to attend at least 1 full workday on the weekend to assist with set/scenic work. A tentative rehearsal schedule can be found here.