Performing: July 31- Aug 2, 2020

It’s time to carry the banner on the ACT 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, 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, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY

Director: Anthony Bruno
Assistant Director: TBD
Music Director: TBD
Producers: TBD
Ages: 13-18
Venue: Rehearsals at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA

Performances at Lexington Christian Academy, 48 Bartlett Ave, Lexington, MA

Fee: $400 due by 6/04/20.
No refunds thereafter. Make Payment
Registration: Starting January 20



A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.

ACTor/Parent Meeting: TBD

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production, the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.


All forms are due Monday, May 25th.

Registration Packet [doc][pdf]

Auditions: Monday, May 25th: 5–8 PM

Tuesday, May 26th: 5-8 PM

Wednesday, May 27th: 5–8 PM

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Rehearsals: Mondays: 5-8pm

Wednesdays: 5-8pm

Sunday (time TBD)

The full rehearsal schedule will be available before auditions

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs, technical and dress rehearsals from Monday, July 20th ONWARD unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Tech Rehearsals: TBD
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: July 31st

Aug. 1

Aug. 2