West Side Story

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Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City in the 1950s and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The infamous score includes Maria, Tonight and I Feel Pretty.

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Geoffrey Short

Asst. Director: James Skiba

Musical Director: Anthony Campisi

Choreographer: Daniel Nohrden

 

PERFORMANCES

July 20-August 12

Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm

Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm

 

AUDITIONS

Sunday, May 6 from 12-6pm

Monday, May 7 from 6:30-10pm

Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30-10pm (includes callbacks)

Location: The Susan Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines 33331
Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song that suits your vocal abilities

Bring sheet music (an accompanist will be available)

Bring resume and headshot

Bring a list of scheduling conflicts

Be prepared to read from the script if asked

 

REHEARSALS

Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30-10pm beginning May 29

Sunday afternoons from 12-6pm beginning June 3

 

ROLES

The show requires a large cast consisting of teenagers, young adults and adults. In addition to numerous speaking roles, the Ensemble will participate in several large production numbers and is an integral part of the production.

 

The Jets

Riff, the leader

Tony, his best friend

Diesel, Riff’s lieutenant

Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Big Deal, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece, Snowboy, Tiger, Anybodys

 

The Jet Girls

Velma (Riff’s girlfriend)

Graziella (Diesel’s girlfriend)

Minnie, Clarice, Pauline

 

The Sharks

Bernardo, the leader

Chino, his best friend

Pepe, second-in-command

Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose

 

The Shark Girls

Maria, Bernardo’s sister

Anita, Bernardo’s girlfriend

Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita, Francisca, Estella, Marguerita

 

The Adults

Doc, Schrank, Krupke, Glad Hand

 

Non-paid. Non-equity.

 

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