Tuition$375- Full Participation   
Limited scholarships are available, see form below
AgesAges 14-20
AuditionsDance and Scene Work auditions will be held June 1st and 2nd with callbacks by invitation on June 3rd
Vocals will be a virtual submission due June 1st
Rehearsals5 week program: June 7th- July 8th
Mandatory tech week begins July 5th
Rehearsals will be held M, W, Th evenings the first three weeks and Monday through Friday the last two weeks
Rehearsals will be held 6:30p-10:00p
A full calendar is available below
PerformancesJuly 9th and 10th
LocationRehearsal Location- First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St, MelrosePerformance Location.

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.

It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is 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!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Our Summer Session 1 will teach the theatrical process through production. This program will culminate in a production of the exciting and mystical musical comedy ‘Newsies’. 

Artistic Directors Thoughts: Newsies has been a bucket list show for BLP and we have been waiting for the timing to be right to bring it to our stage. That time is now. We have complete faith that this inspiring story of the power of teamwork will be perfect work for our team! This show will challenge our actors unlike any show before. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our high school/college productions are being creatively designed to adhere to social distancing with masks worn. We are restructuring how we normally do things with our students but promise a theatrical and educational experience that will be fun and challenging for all. These shows were specifically chosen because of our ability to design an experience that will be meaningful but safe.


  • We will be following BLP’s newly revised safety protocols (attached here)
  • Session full, any further registrations will be added to a waiting list. 


-Audition Packet (coming soon)

Audition form

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