Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at


Book by Harvey Fierstein Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Jack Feldman

 Rehearsals Begin: April 8, 2019           Performs: May 23 – July 14, 2019

Director: Laurie Pessano


This rousing family favorite takes us back to the newsboy strike of 1899, when a scruffy band of teenagers joined together to “Seize the Day” and fight oppression. Inspired by the 1992 film and based on a true story, the stage version explodes with high octane dance numbers, impressive vocals, plucky characters, and a spirited story about young newsboys facing down New York’s titans of publishing in a struggle for survival. The director is open to casting skilled girls as Newsies.     Rated PG.


CAST OF CHARACTERS: We ask that all auditionees complete all portions of the audition.

JACK KELLY (Male, 16-25) Organizer of the strike. Tough, kind, loyal. Not great with words. Artist. Tenor.

KATHERINE PLUMMER (Female, 16-25)   Audacious young reporter. Pulitzer’s daughter. Mezzo-Soprano.

DAVEY JACOBS (Male, 15-25) Straight-laced, bookish newsie who becomes the voice of the strike.  Tenor.

LES JACOBS (Male, 7-12)  Davey’s fearless little brother. Natural salesman. A little naughty. Tenor

JOSPEH PULITZER (Male, 35+)  Pompous and greedy publisher of The New York World. Baritone.

CRUTCHIE (Male, 10-17) . Resilient newsie with “a bum leg”. Uses a crutch. Funny and sweet. Tenor.

MEDDA LARKIN (Female, 20+) Vaudeville theatre owner. Kind-hearted friend of Jack’s. Mezzo-Soprano.

SPOT CONLIN (Male, 16-25) Leader of the Brooklyn newsies. Very intimidating. Tenor.

WIESEL (Male, 25+)  Runs The World’s distribution window. Mean and soulless.

OSCAR DELANCEY (Male, 17-25) Tough enforcer for Pulitzer. Quick with his fists.

MORRIS DELANCEY (Male, 17-25) Oscar’s equally tough brother. A bully.

SNYDER (Male, 25+) The crooked and sinister warden of the Refuge, a horrible orphanage.

MISTER JACOBI (Male, 25+) Owner of Jacobi’s Deli. Gruff exterior, sorta nice interior.

ALBERT (Male, 10-18)  Newsie. Tenor

BUTTONS (Male, 10-18) Newsie. Tenor

ELMER (Male, 10-18)  Newsie. Tenor

FINCH (Male, 10-18)  Newsie. Tenor

HENRY (Male, 10-18) Newsie. Tenor

MIKE (Male, 10-18)  Newsie. Tenor

MUSH (Male, 10-18)  Newsie. Tenor

RACE (Male, 10-18)  Newsie. Tenor

ROMEO (Male, 10-18) Newsie . Tenor

SNIPER (Male, 10-18) Newsie. Tenor

SPECS (Male, 10-18)   Newsie. Tenor.

DARCY (Male, 15-25) Upper-class son of a publisher. Can double as a newsie.

BILL (Male, 15-25)   son of William Randolph Hearst. Can double as a newsie

SEITZ (Male, 20+) Pulitzer’s editor. Sings.

BUNSEN (Male, 20+) Pulitzer’s bookkeeper. He’s the one with the bright idea to raise newsies’ price. Sings.

HANNAH (Female, 20+) Pulitzer’s practical secretary. Sings. Soprano.

YOUTH ENSEMBLE: Will play additional Newsies and Scabs. Casting is open to skilled girls.

ADULT ENSEMBLE:  Each adult will probably play multiple characters.

Want to be in a GCP show? Read the show details, fill out this form, print it out and bring to auditions with you. If you aren’t able to print, or forget your form, there will be forms to fill out at the audition, as well.

Download Form Roger Rocka's Audition Form