Description:

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.

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 HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. 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.

Director: Bobby Tschoepe
Musical Director: Valerie Lietz
Assistant Musical Director: TBD
Co-Choreographer: TBD
Co-Choreographer: TBD
Stage Manager: Bailey Garner

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jun 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 19th @ 3:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday May 16, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Jackson Auditorium:

Fleming Dr., Seguin, TX 78155


Show Notes:

Auditions:
Students enrolled for the Spring Session of classes are eligible to sign up for an audition slot through their family account! Auditions will be on Friday, April 8th where students will bring their prepared material (see below). Saturday, April 9th, all students will be needed for Dance Call from 10am-12:30pm. Callbacks and an advanced dance call will follow for students who are asked to stay to showcase additional dance skills, read, and sing for specific characters.

Students will need to prepare:
A one minute cut of a song (this song should NOT be from Newsies. We suggest something Disney if this is your first time auditioning. Your track needs to be a karaoke track with no words)
A one minute monologue (the monologues from Newsies that you can use from CYT will be listed HERE at a later time, OR you can select your own monologue if you would like)

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, April 16th and will end Saturday, June. 11th. 

The rehearsal schedule will be posted soon.

Please note that the following days/times will be used in this show process: Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm. In order to have flexibility in case of sickness, we may utilize a few select Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm but are not planning on using these days regularly for rehearsal.

Production Fees and Ticketing:
Production Fees for this show are $200.

We are planning on block ticketing for this show since performances we are planning on in-person performances. Block Ticketing means that families are responsible for selling 10 tickets at a discounted rate of $15 a piece to family and friends. This is done by using a personal box office link that can be shared. If families do not sell their 10 tickets by the time the show closes, the remaining dollar amount will be charged to the Family Account. More information will be coming with details!