Central Park Players will present Newsies JR. this summer for youth ages 5 – 18!
July 28, 29 & 30
Directed by Amy Lalick-Prinzi
Assisted by Megan Sebastian
June 13 & 14 @ 7PM, Registration @ 6:30PM
Bring a list of conflicts, close toed-shoes and comfortable clothing for choreography, and a prepared song (18-36 bars) to be sung a capella or using your smart phone to play music-only, no voice tracks.
Materials to be provided for the reading portion.
(by invitation; Please note that you may be offered a role if you do not get a callback. Callbacks are only done in roles where there is difficulty choosing the best performer for a particular role)
June 16 @ 6PM, First Read-Through
June 20 – July 27, Mondays-Thursdays @ 6-9PM
About the Show
Disney’s Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.
Including the now-classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
JR. Script Adaptation by David Simpatico
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.