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WESTSIDE STORY: February 25th 6:30pm and February 26th 6:30pm – Doors Open at 6:00
Directed By: Steven J. Heron & Niko Stamos
Music Direction By: Spencer Crosswell
Choreography By: Luke Atkison
(We strongly encourage all ethnicities to audition for all productions. Casting Breakdowns subject to change).
RIFF: Male, 25-30 (Range: Tenor, Bb2-G4)
A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang’s dominance. Tony’s best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo.
TONY: Male, 25-30 (Range: Tenor, Bb2-Bb4)
A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere.
BERNARDO: Male, 25-35 (Range: Tenor, Bb2-Eb4)
A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria’s brother and Anita’s boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.
MARIA: Female, 18-21 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-C6)
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 sister. Puerto Rican.
ANITA: Female, 25-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-D5)
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. Puerto Rican.
CHINO: Male, 20-25
An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo’s.
ANYBODYS: Female, 15-25
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.
DOC: Male, 60-75
The owner of the candy 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.
SCHRANK: Male, 40-55
A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.
KRUPKE: Male, 30-60
The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from errupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.
Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls
ALL Auditions take place at The Henegar.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to fill out audition forms.
What should I bring?
- A Song selection will be taught at your audition.
- Dance clothing, character shoes. Dance call will immediately follow singing auditions.
- A list of conflicts to put on your audition form.
If you have any further questions, please email , Steven Heron at Steven@Henegar.org
General Show Info:
(Please note, all rehearsal start dates are subject to change!)
Rehearsals usually take place Tuesday – Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm and Sundays from 5:00pm-9:00pm.
All performance dates are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. If popular production Saturday at 2:00pm performance may be added.
All actors 16 and above will receive a gas stipend, under 16 will receive a $75 scholarship to any Feller Program this year.