The 14th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience presents Newsies


The Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE) provides the opportunity for local area high school students to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local theatre professionals at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.

The 14th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience presents Disney’s Newsies.

The Florida State College at Jacksonville High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience is celebrating its 14th year providing theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area. This summer, more than 70 student performers and technicians will train with professional theatre artists in preparation for our production of Disney’s Newsies.

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, 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.

 

Performances: July 19-21 and 26-28, 2019

Where: Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus

FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts

11901 Beach Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32246

Payment by Phone: (904) 646-2222 or (904) 632-5000

 

Audition Information

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Experienced Dancers: Current 7th through 12th grade students experienced in dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, etc. Please attend only one audition date.

- Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10 a.m.

- Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10 a.m.

 

Performers: Current 7th through 12th grade students interested in acting, singing, and dancing. No previous musical theatre experience necessary! Please attend only one audition date.

- Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2 p.m.

- Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2 p.m.

 

Technicians:  For current 8th - 12th grade students interested in set construction, props, sound, costumes, lights and stage make-up.

- Applications are due by May 17, 2019.

- Submit application to Ashley.C.Weldon@fscj.edu or fax to (904) 646-2336.

Click here to download the technician application

 

If you have any questions, please call (904) 646-2347

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Location Information

11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

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