April 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   
Contact: Craig Shafer
publicity@pcpa.org
805-928-7731, 4100
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Young Performer Auditions

for Disney's Newsies The Musical
PCPA is seeking young performers for Disney’s Newsies The Musical. We are looking for a boy (or a girl who can convincingly play a boy) to play the role of Les Jacobs.

Les Jacobs looks to be 9 – 11 years old, and he is a very confident young man. He is willing to stand up to anyone. He sings well, and he is very comfortable singing solo. He is also comfortable taking part in dance numbers. The dance will be suited to the skills of the boy cast.

Auditions will be at 6pm, on Thursday, April 27 at PCPA’s rehearsal studios. All those interested will be asked to sing and read from the show. Please email conservatory@pcpa.org and request the Newsies audition material for the Les Jacobs role. Directions will be provided when you request the audition material.


Newsies rehearsals begin on May 30. The show opens on July 19 and closes August 20. The role of Les will be double cast, however, we do need the actor playing Les to be available during the entire rehearsal and performance process.

Rehearsals will be 1pm – 5pm Tuesday through Sunday during the month of June and most of July. When the show moves to Solvang the times shift to 6pm – 11pm. We provide a bus to and from Solvang for the actors. You can see detailed performance calendar on PCPA’s Newsies web page – http://www.pcpa.org/Newsies.html

We provide a young performer monitor who will supervise the young performers while they are working with us.



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