albury entertainment centre


Co-Directors: Alicen Waugh and Emma Mancer
Vocal Director: Merryn Thorp
Choreographer: Georgia Moorman
Production Manager: Ben Wilson

Audition Information

audition dates feb 3 & 4

In its 12th big year of bringing big stage musicals to the Border, BYTESized Productions is excited to bring Disney’s Newsies Jr to the big stage of the Albury Entertainment Centre in June !

Based on the 2012 Broadway musical with music by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid), and based on true events, when powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Read about Newsies Jr. including cast lists, song extracts and more information at Music Theatre International.  


Thankyou for your interest in becoming a part of BYTESized Productions 2024 major show.  All audition slots are now full. If you would like to join a wait list in case bookings are cancelled please email our production manager Ben on

Audition Information and booking form

Thank you for your interest in BYTESized’s production of DISNEY’S NEWSIES JR. This is a JUNIOR PRODUCTION for 8-18 yr olds. All auditionees must be at least 8 yrs old at the time of their audition and 18 or younger at the time of the last performance. All auditionees 8-17 must have parental or guardian permission to audition, and it is expected that audition bookings are made by parents or guardians.  Auditions will be held February 3 & 4, 2024. 

Actors are invited to to a group audition process. We will use the iTheatrics Method for audition which means that actors will not be asked to indicate a specific role or interest in a lead role or ensemble only. The audition process for Newsies Jr. will ensure that everyone can share their skills on a level playing field. No preparation is necessary.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 3rd February at 10:00am and Sunday 4th February at 10:00am at Wodonga Middle Years College – enter off Hedgerow Court. Please plan to arrive before the start time listed above, as we will all audition as a group. The audition process will take 2 hours.

Please download and read the audition pack below for more information about this audition process.  Please also download the audition form and bring a completed hard copy with you to the audition.

Please make sure you can commit to the rehearsal schedule. Cast are expected to be available for all required rehearsals unless prior arrangements have been made. Cast must be available for all production week rehearsals and shows.  Rehearsals will continue through school holidays and all cast must be available for evening rehearsals in the week prior to the show. 

Please note, if you are cast in Newsies Jr. a show fee of $120 is applicable.  Payment plans and discounts for more that one sibling cast are available.

Audition Resources for Specified Characters
Please click character name for score, backing track and song. Ensemble roles can choose a song (does not have to be from Frozen) that suits vocal range.

Elsa - Let It Go

Anna - For the First Time in Forever

Audition Resources

Young and Middle Elsa/Anna - Do you Wanna Build a Snowman

Audition Resources


Song with lyrics

Backing track

(note: both roles to sing Anna part)

Pabbie & Bulda - Fixer Upper

Audition Resources


Song with lyrics

Backing track

(note: also learn Hidden Folk parts)

Kristoff/Sven - Reindeers are Better than People

Hans - Love is an Open Door

Olaf - In Summer


Audition Resources

Choose any song that you are comfortable singing and which shows your vocal range. It does not have to be from Frozen.

Oaken - Hygge

Dance/Acrobat Roles

Audition Resources

All cast will dance during the show, however some scenes will require some more skill or experience, particularly for the acrobatic parts. If you wish to be considered for these roles book a dance/acrobat audition. Please note that you also need to book a standard audition slot and prepare a song.

Book an Audition

Please use the form below to select an audition date to book your audition. After you click submit you should receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. An audition form will be emailed to you prior to your audition to print and bring with you to your audition.