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THE FRANKE CENTER’S YOUTH THEATER & MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL

ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE

 DECEMBER 6, 7, & 8 AT MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

ALL  5TH – 12TH GRADE STUDENTS

 

The Franke Center’s Youth Theater and Marshall High School are pleased to announce auditions for their production of Disney’s Newsies on December 6, 7, and 8 at Marshall High School Auditorium.  All 5th – 12th grade students are eligible to audition, regardless of where you study.

 

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!

 

The production team includes Director, Jennifer Conley Darling, Music Director, Stacy Root, and Choreographer, Tricia Taylor. Jeremy Root, Assistant Music Director says, “We are thrilled to be partnering on Newsies. With both organizations having a great history of large-scale productions, we know this collaboration will provide a great opportunity for all involved,”. Director, Jennifer Conley Darling says, “We are excited to be expanding the age groups this year for such an epic production. And to be working in the beautiful auditorium at the high school while continuing to raise the bar with such a talented production team.”

 

There is no fee to audition. Registration is only available online through TheFranke.org. Everyone is required to bring a current, non-returnable photo. Scholarships available. If cast, there is a participation fee of $50 for each selected cast member.

 

*Auditions will take place at Marshall High School Auditorium, 701 North Marshall Avenue, Marshall, MI 

Register here

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, December 6 – Learning Day

4-6pm: 9th – 12th grades only

Each group will learn music, dance and acting

*A copy of your selected music must be brought to Day 1 of auditions*

6-8pm: 5th – 8th grades only

Each group will learn music, dance and acting

Wednesday, December 7 – Audition Day

4-6pm: 9th – 12th grades only

You will perform your chosen song & monologue

6-8pm: 5th – 8th grades only

You will perform audition material from the day before

8-9pm: Dancers Only

This audition is for people who only want to be considered as a dancer for the show.

Thursday, December 18 – Call backs may be needed

Both students and their guardians will be notified if student is asked to attend.

What to Prepare

5th – 8th graders: Monologues are available by clicking here. Music and dance will be taught on Day 1.

9th – 12th graders: Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue, dramatic or comedic and NOT from Newsies. Prepare a 32-bar cut of a song showcasing your voice and range. Sheet music required or acapella. No digital tracks.

Rehearsals will start as early as Wednesday, January 4.

Beginning Monday, January 9, rehearsals will be Monday through Friday from 4-6pm.

Show dates

February 16-18 | 7PM

February 19  |  2:30pm

at Marshall High School Auditorium, 701 North Marshall Avenue, Marshall, MI

More Information: Allison Ebner, [email protected], 269-274-5795