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"West Side Story" Auditions - Open Call - Elm Grove, WI

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1604708
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Elm Grove, WI - 53122
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
11-4-2019
Audition Date
5-11-2020
Expiration Date
5-10-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Chicago, IL | Milwaukee, WI

Audition Description

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate and prejudice is one of the most innovative and relevant musical dramas of our time.


Preparation:
- Please show up on one of the dates listed below with 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes and jazz shoes (if you have them) for the dance audition, as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.
- Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions. This may be done the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – West Side Story. You must be available for every technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and every performance to be cast in this show.

  • Role #1 - Bernardo

    A proud, strong, handsome man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend, he is the leader of the Sharks. There will be limited solo singing. Strong dance background required. (Range Bb2- Eb4)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. He is a suitor to Maria and a friend of Bernardo's.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Gang member. Dancing/Singing required. (Baritone)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Gang member. Dancing/Singing required. (Tenor)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • A Gang member. Dancing/Singing required. (Baritone/Bass)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now that doesn't involve gangs. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love with Maria and meets an unfortunate death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong tenor voice. Limited dancing. (Range: Bb2- Bb4)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • An athletic, quick tempered leader of the Jets. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Strong dance background required. (Range Bb2- G4)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #8 - Anybody's

    A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #9 - Diesel

    Second-in-command of the Jets. He becomes the leader after Riff's death. (Baritone/Bass)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #10 - Action

    The most quick¬tempered member of the Jets, always ready for a fight. (Tenor)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #11 - A-Rab

    Slightly less quick-tempered than Action. Baby John's best friend. (Baritone)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #12 - Baby John

    The youngest Jet, is beaten up during the opening sequence. (Tenor)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #13 - Officer Krupke

    The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs' conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. A little dorky, he is regularly mocked by the local gangs. Speaking role. No dance background.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #14 - Detective Schrank

    A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, racist, and unapologetic. Speaking role. No dance background.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • The adult owner of the store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets' youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old-fashioned and wise in his ways. Speaking role. No dance background.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #16 - Glad Hand

    Nerdy, overly cheerful, and ill-equipped social director at the school dance ("Mambo"). Speaking role. No Dance background
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #17 - Maria A

    Hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's younger sister. Strong soprano voice, some dancing. (Range Bb3-C6)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #18 - Anita

    Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Strong Alto (belt). Strong dance background required. (Range F3-D5)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #19 - Rosalia

    Indio's girlfriend, more demure, not too bright. (Mezzo Sop.)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #20 - Consuela

    Tough, young. Pepe's girlfriend. (Alto)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020
  • Role #21 - Fransisca

    Young, Luis' girlfriend. (Soprano)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: May 10, 2020

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