S.K.I.T. Theatre offers middle school and high school students the opportunity to audition and perform on stage or work behind the scenes in a full-scale, Broadway-style production performed for the Salem/Keizer community.

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Thank you so much to all the actors who auditioned. You brought so much energy and courage!



If you have questions about your audition, please email Lori.

Next step for the cast | Actor/Parent Meeting | Thursday, Feb 13| Salem Academy


Rehearsals are Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm and Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Some Monday rehearsals have also been scheduled. 

Performances are April 30, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 2020 at Salem First Free Methodist Church.

View the entire production schedule here.

Parents and cast members are required to come to the first meeting/read-through.

Cast members are required to be at all rehearsals for which they are scheduled. Pre-arranged absences are allowed but no absences are allowed during the last two weeks of rehearsal or the two weeks of show.

Parents are required to attend all parent meetings and to serve on at least one production committee.

New York City, 1899.  Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets.  But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!”  Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World.  Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer?  Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice.  With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman — including the show stopping “Seize the Day”, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens” — Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.


January 9, 2020 @ 7 pm  public dress rehearsal

$6 general seating available at the door only

January 10, 11, 17, 18, 2020 @ 7 pm
January 18, 2020 @ 2 pm

Reserved seating
Tickets also available at the door.

All performances held at Salem First Free Methodist.
4455 Silverton Rd, Salem, OR 97305

Ticket Prices

$6 for children (3-12)

$8 for students/seniors (13-18/55+)

$10 for adults

Group discounts available.
Ticketing fee of $1/ticket applies.

Questions? Call us at 503.689.7588

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