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Schaumburg On Stage in Schaumburg, Illinois presents Newsies

Opening January 24

About This Production

Performance Dates

  • Friday January 24 7:00 PM
  • Saturday January 25 1:00 PM
  • Saturday January 25 7:00 PM
  • Sunday January 26 1:00 PM
  • Friday January 31 7:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 1:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 7:00 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:00 PM

Things To Know

Welcome to our Newsies Audition page. We are excited to be able to be producing this energetic musical for our Winter 2020 show. 

Auditions are open to ages 9-19. Schaumburg on Stage is an educational program, a tuition payment of $395 ($375 for a second child) is required to participate in this production. This price includes a cast T-shirt and a streamed copy of the show. There will be an additional costume fee TBD.

Schaumburg on Stage is able to offer financial assistance and scholarships to qualified participants, please email for more information.

A Few Notes:

Although Newsies is considered a "dance heavy" show, we encourage all who are interested to audition even if they are not confident in dance. Our choreographers are eager to work with dancers of all skill levels.

Many roles in our production of Newsies will be open to any gender - This includes the Newsies ensemble and several of the lead Newsies.

The complete Cast List for those chosen for Newsies will be posted on by the evening of Thursday, October 24.  

For ALL THOSE who are cast in the show, there is a one hour mandatory Cast and Parent meeting on Saturday, October 26 at 11:30 pm at Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited at 1104 Roselle Rd, Schaumburg followed by a full rehearsal for the cast members until 3 pm. Your tuition of $395 is due payable on that day. 

Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays and Sundays between 11pm-6pm. You may not be called for every rehearsal and some rehearsals will be held at Dorothy's Dance and others at our Schaumburg On Stage studio. Rehearsal locations will be clearly marked on the rehearsal schedule.

Tech Rehearsals- These are mandatory for all cast members:

Monday, 20 January        9am – 4pm - All Cast   

Tuesday, 21 January        4pm – 9pm - All Cast  

Wednesday, 22 January     4pm – 9pm - All Cast

Thursday, 23 January       4pm – 9pm - All Cast   


Auditions For Newsies

About Auditions

Audition Times

  • Saturday October 19 11:00 AM
  • Saturday October 19 12:15 PM
  • Saturday October 19 1:30 PM
  • Saturday October 19 4:30 PM
  • Saturday October 19 5:30 PM
  • Sunday October 20 1:00 PM
  • Sunday October 20 2:15 PM

What To Expect

Auditions will take place at Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited at 1104 Roselle Rd, Schaumburg on Saturday, Oct. 19th and Sunday, Oct. 20th. You will need to sign up for an audition time. We will be having Vocal Callbacks on Sunday Oct. 20 and Dance Callbacks on Monday Oct. 21. See below for details.

For auditions please choose one of the songs provided on our audition page at to perform for our staff. If you are interested in a lead role it may be helpful to be familiar with all of the songs provided because these songs may be used during call backs.  

During your audition time slot, you will be taught a short dance combination. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and appropriate shoes to dance in (no sandals/flip flops).

Call Backs will be by invitation only. They will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20th at the Schaumburg On Stage studio at 1925 Wright Blvd Schaumburg from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Be prepared to learn and sing small sections of songs from the show. These songs may be the same as the audition songs or songs chosen specifically for callbacks. You should also be prepared to cold-read from the script. You may not be asked to stay the entire time of call backs.

Select participants will be asked to come to a Dance Callback on Monday Oct. 21 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and appropriate shoes to dance in. Please bring tap shoes if you have them.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Audition Form

Cast List For Newsies

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