Announcing auditions for Newsies!

August 6 and 7
MTG Studio
502 2nd Street W
Menomonie WI, 54751

Audition materials can be found here: Audition Packet

Menomonie Theater Guild proudly announces auditions for their 2019-2020 opening production, Disney’s Newsies the Musical, directed by Katie Shay, with musical direction by Mark Pruett and Dominique Stewart, and choreography by Rita Black.
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 Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). 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.

An optional, pre-audition workshop will be offered on Sunday, August 4th at 2pm at the
Menomonie Theater Guild. This workshop will assist in preparation for auditions by practicing songs and choreography from the show, choosing monologues, and learning basic audition etiquette. Those interested in Wee Newsies do not need to attend the workshop.
Newsies offers approximately 40 roles for people of all ages, from 6 to 60! Children age 9 and under are encouraged to audition for Wee Newsies. These roles will participate in select scenes and musical numbers, and will focus on teaching stage presence, teamwork, and character development.

Menomonie Theater Guild welcomes and encourages people of any race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, age, size, and ability to audition! More audition information and downloadable audition packets can be found here. For other questions, please email the director at
Newsies is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.