newsies - the broadway musical


Sneak Peek! SPREAD THE NEWS- Open Auditions for NEWSIES, the Broadway Musical. Looking for actors and dancers in grades K-12 (male/female). Highschool male/female actors are encouraged to audition for lead roles. Audition dates are September 30th 3-6pm or October 1st 5:30-8:30pm at the Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Ext. Rutland, VT (registration both days 1/2 hour earlier). Use the link on the right side of this page for audition forms and additional information, or call Saskia at (802) 558-4177.

If you are interested in checking out what the show is about, it's on Netflix under Newsies, the Broadway Musical. For free reading of the script and song selection, please click on the following link:

It's time to carry the banner! Produced and directed by Saskia Hagen Groom, musical directed (tbd shortly) and choreographed by Tegan Waite, Newsies is set in turn-of-the century New York City, and tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Newsies is inspired by a true story, packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Shows will be held at the Paramount Theatre, Rutland VT on December 14th at 7pm and December 15th at 2pm and 7pm.

Stage Manager is Barb Lassen. 

Rutland Youth Theatre is part of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and is a not-for-profit organization. For more information on upcoming productions and workshops, please visit us on Facebook.



Send a special message to your young actor or actress, or other members of the cast or production staff, in the printed program for the show. Not only will your child, friend or the entire cast appreciate your sentiments in this keepsake, but you will help to ensure that theatre opportunities continue for the youth in our community. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the Rutland Youth Theatre at a support level listed below:

Sponsor - $20 for 25 words or less in Large Type
Patron - $10 for 25 words of less in Medium Type

Here are a few samples of program messages that can be sent from parents, families, friends or

Great job Zachary and Cast...With love from Mom, Dad and Susie
Another great performance, Melissa. We are proud of you! Grandpa and Nanna Smith

Once you have completed the form below you will receive a follow-up email showing the total balance due to your account at the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department. Payment must be paid in full ONE WEEK prior to the first performance in order for your cast message to appear in the program. You may pay your balance during office hours at 16 North Street Ext (Mon-Fri 11:30AM-5:00PM). Please make your check payable to the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 The Rutland Recreation & Parks Department is committed to providing our youth with an opportunity to study and work in local theatre. We are looking for your support to ensure that theatre opportunities continue to be available for youth in our community. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution at one of the following sponsorship levels.

Entire Season

Underwriter: $750 or above
Executive Producer: $250 to $749
Producer: $125 to $249
Benefactor: $50 to $124

Advertising Rates: 

Back Cover 

One Play: $350

Entire Season (Season starts in December): $750

Full Page (interior) (5 X 8 inches)

One Play: $200

Entire Season (Season starts in December): $500

1/2 page (interior) (5 X 3.75 inches)

One Play: $100

Entire Season (Season starts in December): $250

1/3 page (interior) (5 X 2.5 inches)

One Play: $50

Entire Season (Season starts in December): $125


Summer '17: Music Theatre Dance camp intensive

At the end of this summer Rutland Youth Theatre held a camp for middle school and high school age actors looking to participate in a Musical Theatre Dance Camp Intensive. For one week students studied and trained with dance teacher, choreographer and current director of musicals Tegan Waite. Both middle school and high school groups worked all week and collaborated together to choreography their own pieces. The middle school group did "You Can't Stop The Beat" from Hairspray. The high school group did "We Go Together" from Grease. Together as a full group, Tegan choreographed two pieces "Shake It Off" from Sing and "Morning Glow" from Pippin. On the last day of camp the students participated in filming for the final music videos. Everyone had a really good time, and Tegan is looking forward to hosting this camp again next summer!! 

High School Choreographed Piece: "We Go Together" from Grease

Middle School Choreographed Piece: "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray

"Shake It Off" From Sing- Choregraphed by Tegan Waite

RYT- Dance Camp Music Video Full Group Directed and Choreographed By: Tegan Waite