South Arkansas Arts Center

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! It’s time for a “Newsies” extravaganza! Get ready to audition for a coveted cast spot in SAAC’s 2023 summer musical, “Newsies”, with an audition prep workshop!

February 25-26 • Saturday 6:30-9:30pm & Sunday 1-4pm

Get a crash course in the “Newsies” universe with this two-day audition prep workshop. The Audition Workshop is a great way to get familiar with the material, meet director Kristen Blossom, and learn more about all the possibilities for SAAC’s summer musical.

Kristen BlossomAt this Movement Intensive, director Kristen Blossom will teach two dances, work with students on developing characters, and exploring the real-world background of “Newsies”. She will also help students with audition preparation and expectations, as well as creating and maintaining safe and respectful spaces in the world of theatre. The workshop, for adults and teens, is free to participate in due to Murphy USA sponsoring the play, but registration is required.

This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day. 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.