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Newsies Auditions

Tickets are now on sale for Newsies!

Our first big Amphitheater show, Newsies, plays the first three weekends in June. Directed and choreographed by Susan DeMill, with Tricia Swanson as music director, this rousing tale of a ragged band of teenage newsboys taking on the titans of publishing is full of great music (score by Alan Menken) and spectacular dancing. Newsies will run June 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, and 15. Tickets are $10 (adults) and $7 (children 12 and under) available at this website or at the door.

Updated 2019-05-14

2019 BK Auditions

Update

Please see this page for the cast list.

Original Post Follows

Welcome to Draper’s original music revue for youth 6–18, where dozens of youngsters will get their first experience with a stage show, and an introduction to the Broadway tradition. Auditions are May 16 and 17 at the Draper Amphitheater (944 Vestry Rd). Audition times are assigned by gender and age (see the schedule below) and the audition process has three steps:

  1. Be prepared to learn and perform a short dance. This will happen at the beginning of your time-slot in one large group. Come 15 minutes early to be checked in and ready to dance at the beginning of your time slot.

  2. After the dancing, be prepared to sing a song of your choice. This will take place individually or in smaller groups, in the order you checked in. You may bring sheet music, a karaoke recording or sing a cappella. Please do NOT sing with the singer on a regular recording.

  3. Let us hear your loudest, clearest speaking voice by telling a joke or poem or reading from the script (will be provided). If you would like, you can make one of our puppets tell a joke.

You must enroll with our online system BEFORE you show up for auditions. Read and follow these instructions that explain how to enroll for online auditions. Again, do this BEFORE you show up for auditions.

Audition Schedule

Thursday 16 May

Age GroupCheck-inDancingSinging
Girls 12–14 years old 3:454:00–4:154:15–4:45
Girls 10–11 years old 4:304:45–5:005:00–5:30
Boys and Girls 6–7 years old5:155:30–5:455:45–6:15
Girls 8–9 years old 6:006:15–6:306:30–6:50

Friday 17 May

Age GroupCheck-inDancingSinging
Girls 15–18 years old 3:45 4:00–4:15 4:15–4:45
Boys 14–18 years old 4:30 4:45–5:00 5:00–5:30
Boys 11–13 years old 5:15 5:30–5:45 5:45–6:15
Boys 8–10 years old 6:00 6:15–6:30 6:30–6:50

Saturday 18 May

Call BacksTime
We will notify those needed for callbacks1–2 pm

If your child cannot attend at the scheduled age group time please contact the Producers to coordinate a makeup session.

Cast List

The cast list will be posted on the website by 10 pm Monday 20 May.

Cast-Parent Meeting

We’ll hold a cast & parent meeting 10 am Saturday 1 June at the Amphitheater. We’ll collect cast fees and go over important topics such as the rehearsal schedule, vacations, and serving on committees.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are on weekday mornings in June and July, 9 am to noon at the Amphitheater. No one will be required to attend every day. Rehearsals will start on Monday 10 June. Mandatory Technical Rehearsals are from 6–10 pm July 17–29. For details view the Calendar on this website.

Performances

Performances are July 26, 27, and 29 at the Amphitheater.

Cast Fee

Cast fee is $50 per child, and $25 for each additional child in the family, due at the cast meeting. We will take cash, credit card, or a check made out to “Draper Community Foundation.”

Questions

Questions: please contact the producers or .

Updated 2019-05-20

2019 Season Update

We’re pleased to announce our 2019 summertime lineup.

Newsies

Our first big Amphitheater show, Newsies, will play in June. Directed and choreographed by Susan DeMill, with Tricia Swanson as music director, this rousing tale of a ragged band of teenage newsboys taking on the titans of publishing is full of great music (score by Alan Menken) and spectacular dancing. Newsies will run June 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, and 15.

PerformancesJune 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 at Draper Amphitheater

Broadway Kidz

Director Kevin McClellan brings back fan favorite Broadway Kidz for its 21st installment, where dozens of youngsters will get their first experience with a stage show, and an introduction to the Broadway tradition. BK runs July 26, 27, 29 at the Amphitheater. Auditions will be held May 16-18, scheduled by age group, for kids age 6 through 18. Full details will be sent via email to subscribers and posted to this website but here are some things to be aware of:

  • There will be a $50 cast fee. This is for the first child, followed by $25 for each additional family member.
  • Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday 9 am to noon starting June 10. No rehearsals July 4, 5, or 24.
  • To allow for camps, vacations, etc., participants can miss one week of rehearsals without jeopardizing their role in the show.
  • Cast will participate in the Draper Days Parade on July 20.
  • Mandatory (no conflict) dates start the evening of July 17 through the end of the performances.

with questions.

AuditionsMay 16-18 Draper Amphitheater, see the Calendar
PerformancesJuly 26, 27, 29 at Draper Amphitheater

Sister Act

We’ll cap our summer at the amphitheater with Sister Act, a feel-good comedy about a woman hiding in a convent who helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Runs August 30, 31, September 2, 6, and 7. Bruce Craven directs this divine musical, with original songs by Alan Menken.

AuditionsJune 19, 20 at Draper Amphitheater
PerformancesAugust 30, 31, September 2, 6, 7 at Draper Amphitheater

Updated 2019-04-22

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Updated 2015-09-09