Monday, August 27, 2018

Open Auditions for Disney’s Newsies choreographed by Broadway’s Clay Thomson

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is thrilled to announce open auditions for their October production of Disney’s Newsies. This exciting production at THE BLACK BOX will be choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson. Vocal Auditions will be held Thursday, September 6 at 7 pm. Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. From the Vocal Audition, some will be asked to attend the Invited Dance Call on Saturday, September 8 at 2 pm. 

Auditions will be held at THE BLACK BOX at 15 W. Central St. Franklin, MA 02038. Disney’s Newsies will run October 13-14 and 19-21 at THE BLACK BOX.

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Disney's 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). It features the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” Disney’s Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Broadway’s Clay Thomson started out as a competitive gymnast at the age of four, which eventually led him into the performing arts. At age twelve, Clay joined the national tour of Oliver!. He toured the U.S, Canada, and Japan with the Broadway First National Tour of West Side Story as A-rab. He made his Broadway debut in Newsies, playing Spot Conlon. After that, he was cast in the Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical. 
choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson
choreographed by Broadway
cast member Clay Thomson

Clay performed in New York City Center Encores' productions of Little Me and The Most Happy Fella. He has also made numerous television appearances, performing on shows such as Dancing with the Stars, The 2013 TONY Awards, The 2012 and 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Good Morning America, and more. He is featured in the viral YouTube video #CupsTapDance as well as his most recent appearance in The Happy Tap Dance #TAPPY.

For more information about auditions for Disney’s Newsies presented by the Franklin Performing Arts Company, call (508) 528-3370 or visit You can follow FPAC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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