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Equity and Non-Equity Open Call Auditions for Disney’s NEWSIES! The Musical


Premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse September 2011

SEEKING:  Males and Females, minimum age 16 (to play 16-22), who are great dancers, singers, actors.

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, NYC 10018

Equity Females – Wednesday, May 4th – 10:00a (sign-in begins at 9:00a)

Non- Equity Females – Wednesday, May 4th – 2:00p – 6:00p (sing-in begins at 1:00p)

Equity Males – Thursday, May 5th – 10:00a (sign-in begins at 9:00a)

Non-Equity Males – Friday, May 6th – 10:00a (sign-in begins at 9:00a)

Please come ready to dance for all of the above auditions.  You may be asked to sing afterwards, so please bring sheet music in the appropriate key.  A contemporary musical theatre song is preferable.  An accompanist will be provided.

If you cannot attend any of these auditions, please send a photo and resume to:

Disney and French Woods are teaming up to develop three new Disney titles this summer!

These shows have never been performed before and French Woods has been asked to help develop the shows before they are released to the public.

Our staff will be working on these shows with the help of the Disney Theatrical Productions development team. Disney staff will be attending the performances of the shows as well as working directly with French Woods campers and staff.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh is being developed in session 3 for 7-11 year olds:
Deep in the Hundred-Acre Wood… Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore are on a mission to rescue Christopher Robin from the dreaded Backson! This new musical for young performers includes classic songs like “Winnie the Pooh” and “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers” as well as three new songs from the upcoming animated feature film, Winnie the Pooh (2011).

Disney’s Little Mermaid JR, being developed for 11-14 year olds in session 4:
More than anything, the young mermaid Ariel wants to be part of the human world above, but her father, King Triton, will allow nothing of the sort. When Ariel trades her voice for a pair of legs, she has only three days to get Prince Eric to kiss her or she becomes the Sea Witch’s slave forever! This thrilling and touching ocean adventure for young performers features all of the songs from the 1989 animated feature (including “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl”) as well as two new songs from the 2008 Broadway musical.

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical is being developed for 11 – 17 year olds in session 2 based on the Disney Channel movie as well as the new movie that will be released in the fall.
This summer was supposed to be about relaxing, enjoying their music, and getting to know each other better. But with Camp Star across the lake threatening Camp Rock’s very existence, Mitchie and Shane must spend every waking moment getting the young campers into top shape for the final jam! This new musical based on the Disney Channel hit movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 celebrates making music, overcoming obstacles, and fostering friendships.

For more information, contact french woods or check out our website at

Broadway Show – The Adams Family – session 3

We have some exciting news. On Sunday, August 1st, we have made arrangements to attend the new Broadway production of “The Adams Family” and meet with the cast. Seating will be limited to the Front Mezzanine and orchestra sections only.

We will have brunch at camp. Our coach bus will arrive in NYC by 2:15 pm. Showtime is at 3 pm. There will be a question and answer session with the cast following the show. We will leave the city at 6:00 pm. We will have dinner at 7:00 pm on the way back to camp.

The all-inclusive fee is $150.00 (Ticket and transportation). So, if you are interested, please forward a check to French Woods for $150.00 along with the tear off slip below. We are also limiting the trip so act soon. Parents who wish to join us at the theatre will be welcome at the same fee. This is a first come first serve opportunity. Once the initial tickets have been sold, we are unable to get anymore.
lSee the website for the permission form or call the office