Perform! – Disney’s Newsies Jr.

Disney’s Newsies JR. is a shortened version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. 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. Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart. Two full casts of performers in grades 1 -12 will rehearse on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning January 21, to bring this ageless story to life.

Click here to download the Newsies registration packet!

Free Audition Workshop

Friday, November 4, 2022
Poage Arts & Recreation Center (PARC)
5:30 – 6:30 pm for grades 1 – 5
6:30 – 7:30 pm for grades 6 – 12
Pre-register by November 2 at 217-619-8042.


Date/Time: November 11 / 4 – 6:30 p.m.
November 12 / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 13 / 1 – 4 p.m. (call-backs)
Fee: $200 ($180 w/resident discount)
$180/$160 for Dance & Drama students
15% Sibling discount
Note: Fee includes costume, script, rehearsal CD
and show shirt. Shoes are not supplied.
Call 217-619-8042 to schedule audition.


March 177 p.m.
March 182 p.m. & 7 p.m.
March 192 p.m.
Reserved seating at the Decatur Civic Center Theatre are $8.00 in advance/$10 at the door.
Purchase online:, or call 217-422- 5911.
Limited supply available at door 60 minutes prior to show time.
Public tickets available starting February 7 / Advance Ticket sales end March 16 at 5 p.m.