AUDITIONS

3-D Theatricals is a professional theatre company that employs Equity as well as Non-Equity actors.

We ask that you not contact the producers or artistic team for audition inquiries.  Please read all information on this page, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to email  auditions@3dtheatricals.org. Thank you!

All auditions and rehearsals take place at our rehearsal hall in Anaheim.  There is plenty of parking on our lot.
1255 N. Knollwood Circle
Anaheim, CA

 

NEWSIES AUDITION INFO!
Exec. Producer/Director: T.J. Dawson
Music Director: Corey Hirsch
Choreographer:  Chaz Wolcott
Casting Director: Amber Snead

First Rehearsal: 4/13/20
Opens: 5/1/20 Closes: 5/17/20


REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
NEWSIES Rehearsal/Performance Calendar


SUBMISSIONS:

If you are unable to attend our auditions, we will accept a video.  Video submissions will be accepted ONLY during the audition period.  And, although we will accept video submissions, casting preference is given to those that live locally and are able to attend our auditions. There is so much talent in Southern California that we rarely have to go outside of it to cast our shows. If we do not find what we are looking for here, we will go through our submissions. Also, we do not offer housing/transportation for out of town actors.

If you are submitting for a principal or supporting role, you must do a video with the sides. Sides can be found further down, below the “What to Prepare” section on this page during the audition period.

If you are submitting for one of the NEWSIES, you must include a video of you singing something in the style of the show, as well as a video of you dancing (including tap).

Videos must be received to auditions@3dtheatricals.org by February 17th.  Please submit your video as a link (youtube, vimeo, dropbox, etc.).  Nothing that has to be downloaded or requires a password.


CONTRACT:

Equity contract: LOA based on COST contract. $650 per week (rehearsals and performance weeks).

Non Equity contract: $2,145 for the commitment

Children & Performers under 18: pay varies per role/per show

NOTE: IF YOU ARE NON-EQUITY AND WOULD ONLY ACCEPT AN EQUITY CONTRACT, OR IF YOU ARE AN AEA *MUST JOIN* PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF IT ON YOUR AUDITION FORM.

Also please note that these contracts are favored nations and NON-NEGOTIABLE.


HEADSHOT RECYLCING PROGRAM:
If you have auditioned for us previously (starting with 42ND ST. auditions), we have saved your headshot for you to reuse at another time!  Simply tell the monitor your name and we will return your headshot to you.


AUDITION DATES/INFO

All auditions are open. Non-Union will ALWAYS be seen at our auditions!


PLEASE ONLY ATTEND ONE AUDITION!

EPA
Tuesday 2/18/2020
10am-5pm (sign in at 9:30am)

Please sing something in the style of the show.  Singing from the show is ok.  Bring sheet music in proper key.  An accompanist will be provided.  NO a capella!

Score will be provided if singing from the show. Please bring headshot and resume STAPLED together.

 

OPEN CALL
Thursday 2/20/2020 (singing only)
6:00pm-8:00pm (first come, first seen – no appointments given)
Sign in will begin at 5:30pm

Non-Union, save time at your audition and fill out the Non-Union Audition form here 3DT Non-Union Audition Form


DANCE CALLS (we have an AM dance call and PM dance call for your convenience.  Again, we ask that you only attend ONE audition.)


Monday 2/24/2020
Women 10am (sign in begins at 9:30am)
Please bring heels to dance in for your audition.  Some may be asked to stay and sing.

Men 1pm (sign in begins at 12:30pm)
Please bring danceable sneakers/jazz shoes AND tap shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing.


Tuesday 2/25/2020

Women 4pm (sign in begins at 3:30pm)
Please bring heels to dance in for your audition.  Some may be asked to stay and sing.

Men 7pm (sign in begins at 6:30pm)
Please bring danceable sneakers/jazz shoes AND tap shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing.


Callbacks: (At the invitation of the artistic staff only)
Dance Callbacks – Feb 24-26
Non Dance Final Callbacks – March 3

 

 


WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please sing 16 bars of something in the style of the show if you are non-union. Singing from the show is ok.  Bring sheet music in proper key.  An accompanist will be provided.  NO a capella!

Score will be provided if singing from the show. If you choose to do the sides, you do not need to worry about doing 16 bar cuts of them.  Please bring headshot and resume STAPLED together.

SIDES: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m67vq771usamfnf/AAB4MkrsfZkTX5en1qoU5a5ga?dl=0


NEWSIES CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
The role of JOSEPH PULITZER is cast.


JACK KELLY
– Male, early 20s.  The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an oprhaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. 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 (Bb2-A4) and be able to move well.


CRUTCHIE
– Male, early 20s. 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. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Vocal range: C3-A4.


DAVEY
– Male, early 20s. A 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. Must be able to move well. Vocal range: D3-A4.


LES –
Male, 10-12 years old.  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 salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. Tap skills a plus. Vocal Range: Db3-Bb3.


NOTE: The Newsies will be cast of male identiyfying and non-binary performers only.  Anyone interested in auditioning to be a Newsie MUST attend the dance call.


NEWSIES
– (12) Males to play ages 16-24.  Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, Tommy Boy, Spot Conlon, Darcy, Bill, and Scabs, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City, who go on strike for a livable wage. Some of the Newsies will double as other featured roles.  Must sing well and must be strong dancers; seeking those, especially, with experience in gymnastics, tumbling, and acrobatics as well as traditional dance genres to include tap and ballet.


KATHERINE PLUMBER –
Female, early 20s. 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 boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. We are looking for an actor to bring something different and new to this role while still giving this . She has a brief tap dance solo in “King of New York,” has a brief tap dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt.   Vocal Range: A3-F5.

 

MEDDA LARKIN – African American Female, 30-50 years old.  This big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Doubles as a nun in the beginning.  Must have a great voice and commanding stage presence.  Vocal range: F3-E5.


SNYDER
– Male, late 30s – 70’s.  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.


WIESEL
– Male, late 40’s-70’s.  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.


OSCAR & MORRIS DELANCEY
– Male, ages 18-30.  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. Must be able to sing and have a sense of good physicality; stage combat a plus, but not required.


ENSEMBLE:
The adult (non-newsie) ensemble is comprised of seven actors (5 men, 2 women).  Some featured cameo roles will come from the adult ensemble.  All other featured roles will be cast from the ensemble of newsies.

NOTE: Anyone interested in auditioning for the Female Ensemble should attend the dance call since both tracks have to dance as the Bowery Beauties.

2 Women – Ages 20’s-40’s to play the Nuns, Bowery Beauties (showgirls), Hannah (Pulitzer’s secretary).

5 Men – Ages 30’s-70’s to play Roosevelt, Snyder, Wiesel, Seitz, Bunsen, Nuzio, and more.


FAQ:

Q: I’m Non-Union.  Can I audition?

  • AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO AUDITION. 

Q. Are you a part of the EMC program?

  • Yes we are!  You can join the program if you are in one of our shows, and we also offer points!

Q: When are your next auditions?

  • Auditions for THE KING & I will be held mid May.  Check back in the spring for updates.
  • WESTBEAT does not have any openings at the moment but we will send out an email when we are having auditions again.