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Audition Information for Newsies

UMS Musical - the Canvas Course

Please click on the link below to join the Canvas course.  The course will have audition materials, calendars, and director communication.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Performance Dates: November 30, December 1, December 2, and December 3 at 7pm in the UMS Auditorium
  • Two Matinees – 5th Grade Performance on November 30 at 9am and December 3 at 2pm
  • Rehearsals are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm-5pm beginning on September 6 through October 27; Mandatory Rehearsals begin on November 1
  • Cast and Parent Meeting: September 6 at 7pm in the Auditorium
  • Auditions: 3:30-6:30pm on August 29 (6th graders only), August 30 and August 31 (7th and 8th graders); Callbacks are on September 1 and 2 (TBD)
  • Audition Workshops: August 24-25 from 3pm-5pm in the Auditorium


  • Everyone must audition to be in the musical, and everyone gets to participate if they want to
  • Audition materials are on the UMS Musical Canvas course
  • NEW THIS YEAR – 6th graders have a dedicated audition day and modified requirements
  • Audition workshops (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
  • All auditions will take place in the auditorium
  • Sign up for an audition time on the Performing Arts board outside the auditorium
  • Audition forms will be provided to be filled out when you arrive for your audition time
  • Check your calendars for known conflicts!! 

Auditions - Multistage Boss Battle

Singing (6, 7, 8)

  • Pick a song from the list on Canvas course
  • 16-32 bars of solo singing
  • Accompaniment – acapella, karaoke track, live performance
  • Memorized preferred

Dance (6, 7, 8)

  • Learn the dance in the Audition Workshops
  • Audition in small groups
  • Practice makes proficient


  • Pick a monologue from the list on Canvas course
  • Memorized required