WEST SIDE STORY - North Carolina Theatre Auditions

Posted: April 15, 2019

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WEST SIDE STORY - NYC EPA
North Carolina Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2.

CONTRACT
LOA weekly minimum is $784.00

SEEKING
Equity actors, singers and dancers for a few roles. See breakdown

All SM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theater song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together and your Equity card.

LOCATION
Growing Studio, The
344 W 38th St, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL
Producing Artistic Director/Director: Eric Woodall (in attendance and has authority to hire SMs)

Music Director: Edward G. Robinson.
Choreographer: Jeremy Dumont
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents
Concept/Original Direction and Choreography: Jerome Robbins

OTHER DATES
1st full company rehearsal: Monday, September 30th. Rehearses at NC Theatre Studios and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Runs October 15th-20th in Raleigh, NC at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
SEEKING TO CAST:
TONY: 20’s. Tenor. Leader of the Jets gang. Restless, impulsive, poetic. Principal.
MARIA: 20’s. Soprano. Bernardo's sister. Willful, romantic, sensitive. Principal. This role is Latina. Principal. (Role on offer)
ANITA: 20’s- Early 30’s. Belt mezzo. Bernardo's girlfriend. Confident and out-spoken with a zeal for life. Excellent dancer/singer. Principal. This role is Latina.
BERNARDO: 20’s-Early 30’s. Baritone. Leader of the Sharks gang. Proud, protective and quick-tempered. Strong dancer/singer. Principal. This role is Latino.
RIFF: Bari-tenor. 20’s. Baritone. Athletic, muscular, can be a bully. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
ACTION: 20’s. Tenor. Member of the Jets gang. Always ready for a fight. Short tempered. Loose cannon. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
ANYBODYS: 20’s Female. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
A-RAB: 20’s. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
BIG DEAL: 20’s. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
SNOWBOY: 20’s. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
DIESEL: 20’s. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.
BABY JOHN: 20’s. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal.

CHINO: 20’s. Member of the Sharks gang. Strong dancer/singer. Principal. This character is Latinx.

LIEUTENANT SCHRANK: 40’s-50’s. Heavy handed, cynical and obstinate. Has a no-nonsense, almost aggressive approach of getting answers. Strong actor. Principal.
DOC: 50’s- 60’s. Unassuming man that steers clear of conflict until he emerges as the moral compass of the story. Like a father to Tony. Strong actor. Principal.

GLAD HAND: 50’s. Social worker overseeing the rules of the High School dance. Principal.
KRUPKE: 50’s. Officer working with Lt. Schrank on the streets. Principal.
JETS MEN: 20’s. Excellent male dancer/singers to play the other members of the Jets gang.
JETS WOMEN: 20’s. Excellent female dancer/singers to play ANYBODYS and the girlfriends of the Jets gang.
SHARKS MEN: 20’s Excellent dancer/singers to play the other members of the Sharks gang. These roles are Latinx.
SHARKS WOMEN:20’s Excellent dancer/singers to play the girlfriends of the Sharks gang. These roles are Latinix.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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