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Join Miss Gabi's Music & Art and Jitterbug Performing Arts for our
Summer 2024 Musical production!
We’re so excited to see the young performers of Smyrna shine!

See below for all audition, rehearsal and performance information. 

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  • All performers ages 6-15 are welcome to audition for Newsies Jr.!

  • Please prepare 90 seconds of your favorite song (a capella).

  • Come in clothes and shoes comfortable to dance in!

  • Callbacks will tentatively be held the following week (Miss Gabi will reach out if your child is called back for a role - being called back for a role does not guarantee a casting decision).

  • All auditions will be held at St. Benedict's Episcopal School South Campus.

  • performers will choose one of four groups to audition with: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm.

  • Each group audition will last approximately one hour.

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We are so excited to perform our first show at Campbell High School Performing Arts center this summer and are so grateful for this opportunity!

 

Performances will take place as follows:

  • Friday, June 21st | 4:30pm | junior cast

  • Friday, June 21st | 7:00pm | senior cast

  • Saturday, June 22nd | 2:30pm | senior cast

  • Saturday, june 22nd | 5:00pm | junior cast

campbell high school performing arts center

1001 Fleming St.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Based on the true story of the 1899 newsboys' strike, Newsies is an ensemble-based show that gives everyone the opportunity to shine! (Although the original broadway production consists of mostly male roles, many of the newsies characters in the jr. version have been changed to female!)

*An important note about casting:

  • performers interested in a lead role should feel comfortable and confident singing and speaking by themselves on stage. This should also be apparent in their audition.

  • ​if this is your performer's first show, or they're not quite comfortable being in the spotlight, an ensemble role may be better suited for them and will be just as fulfilling of an experience.

Can you tap dance or tumble? There are special moments in newsies jr. where these skills will be highlighted! be sure to mark "yes" on your audition form if you have tap or tumbling experience, and be brave by showcasing it at auditions!

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  • LOCATION: St. Benedict's Episcopal School South Campus - 4295 Weaver St. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

  • SCHEDULE: Please read the rehearsal schedule carefully to confirm which days the cast your child will be in rehearses (jr. Cast is typically ages 6-10 and senior cast is typically ages 11-15 - however, this is subject to change based on factors including turn-out at auditions and siblings participating together).

  • ATTENDANCE: Each cast member will be allowed to miss no more than 3 rehearsals throughout the entire process (does not apply to Optional Saturday workshops).

  • TECH WEEK: June 17th-22nd is mandatory for all cast members and no absences will be approved.

Please take a look at the schedule above to ensure your conflicts do not outnumber 3 before you register to audition.

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*payment plans will be available when confirming your child's role in the production:

  • 1st payment (due at time of enrollment or by may 3rd) - $350

  • 2nd payment (due by may 24th) - $225

This year, we are fortunate enough and excited to offer a limited number of scholarships to families looking for a more affordable way for their performer to be involved in our summer production. applications for scholarships will be available at the time of auditions!

Be Prepared!

Being part of a musical production is a big commitment to consider! If you'd like some more information about the production process before deciding whether or not to audition, please take some time to read through our parent production packet that all families will receive after casting is finalized. click below to find it!

Miss Gabi's Music & Art and Jitterbug Performing Arts' production of Disney's newsies jr. is proudly sponsored by st. Benedict's Episcopal school. auditions and most rehearsals will take place at their south campus location.

click here to learn more about their school!

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