CaPAA Theater Holds Audition for Disney’s “Newsies”

CaPAAOpen auditions for high school and college students and adults have been scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11 at CaPAA’s Theater at the Ritz for an upcoming production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Auditions are open to all Marywood University students, CaPAA students, and actors from Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. For audition details and materials go to

Production dates for the upcoming production are Dec. 20-23 at CaPAA’s Theater at The Ritz.

The Creative and Performing Arts Academy has helped foster a community of support for the performing arts, making The Ritz Theater a mecca of creativity and inspiration once again. Part of that support comes from an exciting collaboration with Marywood University’s Department of Music-Theater-Dance.

In partnering with Marywood University and its skilled faculty, the possibilities of bringing more top class productions and talent to the Scranton stage is broadened, which enriches the local culture and provides amazing opportunities for our youth. The professional talent and direction from both organizations combine to make a powerhouse team in presenting this winter’s production of Disney’s Newsies!

Collaborative creative team members from CaPAA and Marywood University include: Michael Melcher, producer; Chuck Gorden, associate producer; Mandy Bruno Bogue, director; Sheri Melcher, music director; Cristina Sohns Williams, choreographer, and Michele Gorden, assistant to the director.

There will also be student leadership roles, including a variety of positions giving the opportunity to learn new, or  refine existing, technical skills, such as Stage Management, Scenic Design, Stage Technicians, Lighting and Sound Tech.

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