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.
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ABOUT THE SHOW, THE AVAILABLE ROLES, AND THE CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS.
Email sierra@act1LA.com with any questions!
PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDITION
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.
All levels and abilities are considered. For this particular show we will not be asking to see any dancing at your audition.
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.
Mandatory Orientation for all interested or enrolling families:
Sun, January 26, 2-3pm
14401 Dickens St, 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).
We are also offering a FREE dance workshop before and after the orientation on Jan 26, for students who want to get their feet wet with the style of the dance we'll be doing in the show!
1-2pm FREE CLASS for 8-12 year olds
3-4pm FREE CLASS for 13-17 year olds
RSVP for the workshop to (818) 915-8527 or
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.
Enrollment is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis!
Once we receive your online registration, you will get a confirmation email and your audition date and time.
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!
(@ 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!
North Hollywood, CA
Students will be enrolled in ONE tech week/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!