Auditions and callbacks

We are holding Open Auditions for our 2020 Summer musical: NEWSIES

Open Auditions: 

Saturday, May 9th 12:15pm-2pm (in 10 min slots)

Monday, May 11th 6-8pm (in 10min slots)

Cherokee Recreation Center
7545 Main St # 200, Woodstock, GA 30188

Please prepare 12-30 measures or 1 minute of a Broadway song with instrumental backing tracks.

Be prepared to do a cold read. Female Newsies will be cast!


Click HERE to reserve your audition slot. You are not required to reserve a slot to audition.


If you are unable to make these audition times, video auditions can be submitted to

Dance-Only Auditions: 

Stay tuned for more info on our Dance-Only auditions for performers who 

prefer to dance instead of sing/cold read to audition. 

Children's Ensemble Auditions: 

Saturday, May 9th 12-12:15pm

Cherokee Recreation Center
7545 Main St # 200, Woodstock, GA 30188

Please RSVP your Child Ensemble Audition slot HERE

These auditions are for children, ages 5-12yrs who are interested in being in our Child Ensemble.

If you are unable to make this time, we will accept video auditions submitted to


** Auditions for Les, aged between 8-12yrs, will be with the 'Open Auditions'. If your child is interested in this role you should reserve an audition slot above under 'Open Auditions'.

Tech Week/Shows: 

Tech Week :: July 6-9th

Shows :: July 10th-12th

Marietta Performing Arts Center

1171 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064

Character Descriptions: 

Main/Supporting Roles Listed Below

Casting may be made outside of age/vocal suggestions listed below:

Jack Kelly

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality.

Gender: Male

Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2



A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience.

Gender: Any

Age: 15 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3



Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3



Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive sales boy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.

Gender: Male (Both young actors and young actresses will both be considered for this role)

Age: 7 to 12

Vocal range top: Bb3

Vocal range bottom: Db3



Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage. 

Gender: Male

Age: 13 to 25

Katherine Plumber

An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she bold;y captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike.

Gender: Female

Age: 17 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Joseph Pulitzer

A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 50

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Medda Larkin

Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3


The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie. 

Gender: Any

Age: 17 to 25


Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 50


Oscar and Morris Delancey

Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 25


The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming.

Gender: Any

Age: 45 to 65

Auditioning can be a nervous and difficult process.

Here are some tips to help your audition go smoothly:

  • Try to do a some research on the show before coming into the audition. The more you know about the show and the characters, the better your audition will go.

  • What to Wear: For the audition wear something that is modest and comfortable.

  • Make sure you that have your song well prepared and that you have the music (either backing tracks or sheet music) that is required.

  • Relax! The director and casting crew in the audition room want you to do well. Everyone’s cheering for you!

  • Several days after auditions, a 'call back' list or cast list will be posted on this website with the names of the people who we would like to see again. Don't be upset if you're not on this list, it doesn't mean you weren't a good actor, it just means maybe you weren't the right fit for this show's cast. Keep auditioning, there's bound to be the perfect role for you in the future!

Things to note when auditioning for Loleks:

  • You don't have to have any experience in acting or theater to audition for one of our shows. 

  • Make sure to look at each individual casting call to see what you need to have prepared.

  • Your audition may be filmed to help the director and casting crew while casting.

  • Lolek's Storytellers is a Christian company, we pray before rehearsals, cast and crew is invited but not required to join. 

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