Auditions & Cast Lists


AUDITIONS for WEST SIDE STORY


Audition Dates:
 June 25 or 26, 2018 at 3 or 4pm.
Show Dates: September 14-16 & 20-23, 2018.
Note: Tickets willl g on Sale July 1, 2018.

Director: Rene Staub
Music Director: Lisa Pantano
Choreographer: Sarah Flynn

NEEDED:

-High School/College age Actors/Actresses- must move well/be willing to learn

-Male and Female Technical Dancers

-Must be available for daytime rehearsals until school/college begins

-3 older non singing/non dancing adult male roles are available (age 30-60’s) and will be cast at a later time.
Please email [email protected] if you are interested in auditioning for older roles. See description below

Please email **i[email protected] or call 717-854-5715 to schedule your audition. Please include name, age, date and time you want to schedule your audition.

PREPARATION:
Prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best shows your range in the style of the show (songs from show are okay). 
Dress comfortably and be prepared to dance.

THE SHARKS
A Puerto Rican Gang

The Sharks Men
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. Leader of the Sharks. Range: Bb2 - Eb4. DANCING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING

Chino: An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's. Speaking Role. Dancing/Singing required.
FEATURED ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING AND DANCE

Pepe: Gang member-Lieutenant to Bernardo; baritone. FEATURED ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING AND DANCE

Indio: Gang member; tenor. SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING

Luis: Gang Member; baritone. SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING

Juano: Gang Member; baritone. SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING

Others: Depending on cast needs, other Sharks may be cast; tenor and baritone- all will sing and do some dance.

The Sharks Women
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. Range: Bb3 - C6. Some dancing ; soprano. LARGE SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE

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).Range: F3 - D5. Strong dance background required.; alto/mezzo-soprano. LARGE SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Rosalia: Indio’s girlfriend, more demure, not too bright, Mezzo Sop. LARGE FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Consuelo: Tough, young with bleach blond hair/ Pepe’s girlfriend, Alto. FEATURED SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE

Francisca: Young, not very bright, Luis’ girlfriend,hangs out with Maria, Rosalia, and Consuela Soprano. FEATURED SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE

Teresita: DANCER/ SINGER

Estella: DANCER/ SINGER

Margarita: DANCER/ SINGER
Others Shark women may be cast

THE JETS
A Caucasian Gang

The Jets Men
Tony: A romantic older teenager 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. Range: Bb2 - Bb4. LARGE SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- LIMITED DANCE

Riff: 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 singer. Range: Bb2 - G4; tenor. LARGE SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Diesel: Second-in-command of the Jets. Leader after Riff's death. Baritone/Bass. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Baby John: Youngest member of the Jets, awed at everything, even being a Jet;
tries to act like a big man, but is vulnerable-is beaten up during the opening sequence. Tenor; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

A-Rab: Small of stature, enjoys everything, takes nothing seriously, unaware, can be explosive; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Action: Most aggressive member of the Jets, a cat-like ball of fury; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Snowboy: Baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Others: Depending on cast needs, other Jets may be cast; tenor and baritone.

The Jets Women
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. Speaking Role. Dance role. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE

Velma: Riff’s girlfriend, young, slithery, sexy, lost in a world of jive. FEATURED DANCING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING

Graziella: Girlfriend of Diesel, impressed with herself. FEATURED ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE

Minnie: Baby John’s girlfriend

Clarice

Pauline: A-Rab’s girlfriend

The Adults: 
Doc: Middle-aged drug store owner, tired and worn out. Age 60’s appearance

Lieutenant Schrank: Plainclothes policeman used to being in charge, superficially pleasant to cover his venom, fear, and bigotry. Age 30-50’s appearance

Officer Krupke: A not-too-bright street cop. Age 30-50’s appearance

Glad Hand: Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the local gym dance. Can be played by a female. Age 30-50’s appearance

 

 

Cast of THE RAT PACK LOUNGE, A Musical in the Bon-Ton Studio

Vic Candelino:
Joe Reed

Mr. Saunders/Frank Sinatra:
Johnny Presto

Jorge/Dean Martin:
Robert Piccolo

Bobby/Sammy Davis, Jr.:

Alex Bokel

Katherine/Angie:

Erin Wright



SOUTH PACIFIC
A Musical on the Main Stage
Show Dates: June 15–17 & 21–24, 2018

THE RAT PACK LOUNGE
A Musical in the Bon-Ton Studio
Show Dates: August 10–12 & 16–19, 2018

WEST SIDE STORY
Audition Dates: June 25 or 26, 2018 at 3 or 4pm.
Show Dates: September 14-16 & 20-23, 2018.
Note: Tickets willl g on Sale July 1, 2018.