SPRING SEMESTER 2020 - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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

It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! 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, Newsiesfeatures 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, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Ages 8-13 and 13-17

(two age groups) 

STUDENTS WITH ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE ARE WELCOME IN OUR PROGRAM!  

We do consider prior experience in auditions, but what's even better is your enthusiasm, directability and a fierce work ethic!  

Performing in front of a live audience is a huge confidence-booster for any student! 

Your child will grow leaps and bounds in their self-esteem through a transformative session with ACT-1.  Production is an unforgettable growth experience and a chance to make lasting friendships and connections with other artists. 

 CLICK HERE  TO GET MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT THE SHOW, THE AVAILABLE ROLES, AND THE CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS.

Email sierra@act1LA.com with any questions!

PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDITION
1

SINGING

You will be singing a capella for our Director, Producer and Musical Director.  Pick any song from the show that you feel suits you. 

 

During rehearsals you will be working one-on-one with our musical director to finesse and develop your vocal technique.

2

MOVEMENT

All levels and abilities are considered.  For this particular show we will not be asking to see any dancing at your audition. 

3

ACTING/SCENES

We will send you sides from the show to study. Familiarize yourself with the show and the characters in the show... pay attention to their distinct personalities and character traits.  We will give you lots of pointers to get prepared! 

In rehearsals you will receive plenty of coaching on your acting and insight in to how to become stronger at the craft of acting and build on your technique. In a supportive creative environment, our students always bloom before our eyes! 

They are empowered as performers to take creative risks and challenge themselves. 

THE DEETS:

ORIENTATION

Mandatory Orientation for all interested or enrolling families:

 

Sunday, January 26, 1:00pm 

Sherman Oaks

 

We will be answering any questions you have as well as addressing what to prepare for auditions!   At least one parent is required to attend (with the enrolling student).

PRIVATE AUDITIONS

Auditions Feb 9-13

Callbacks Feb 16-20

We will arrange your 15-min private audition day and time (and send you materials) as soon as we receive your registration and deposit!

REHEARSALS

TUITION

$625 

12 weeks instruction 

Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. 

A non-refundable $200 deposit is due at the time of registration in order to secure your audition and your place in the program.

The balance of tuition will be billed to you in a payment plan that you select.

Sherman Oaks​ 

(@ Van Nuys & Ventura)

Starting on Tuesday, February 25

THERE ARE TWO REHEARSAL DATES PER WEEK:

Sundays (either 1-4pm OR 4-7pm) 

and Tuesdays (4-7pm)

OR Wednesdays (4-7pm), depending on which cast you are in.

We can generally accommodate travel plans and scheduling conflicts, if worked out at the time of registration. Contact us for more information!

PERFORMANCES

REGISTRATION

Enrollment is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis! 

CLICK HERE

TO REGISTER!

Once we receive your online registration, you will get a confirmation email and your audition date and time.

North Hollywood, CA 

(@ Lankershim & Magnolia)

TWO CASTS:

 May 21-24 (Tech May 18-20)

    or 

May 28-31 (Tech May 25-27)

Students will be enrolled in ONE of the tech weeks/performance weekends (depending on how we cast the show). You may request one week or the other, and we will do our best to accommodate that request!

 

© 2017 by Academy for Children's Theatre
 

CONNECT​ WITH US:​​

PO BOX 57443 

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

HOURS OF OPERATION

Staff is available through text message, phone or email most hours of the day.  

7 DAYS A WEEK

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

CONTACT

(818) 915-8527
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