West Side Story
By Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, based on William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this youthful, urgent, and timeless piece that has become one of musical theatre’s finest accomplishments. Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story tells the story of Tony and Maria, idealistic young lovers who find themselves caught between two warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in Hell’s Kitchen, a concrete jungle full of hate, violence, and prejudice, is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of all time.
Dates: July 26 & 27, 2010
Time: 79 pm
Please call 784-9292 to sign up for an audition time. Perusal scripts are available in the box office and may be checked out for one week with a $25 refundable deposit. These are rented scripts and it's advised you please call for availability.
Roles have been cast. See cast bios
TONY: (Teens to 20s) Former Jet leader gone straight, Tenor or Baritone
BERNARDO: (mid to late 20s) Maria's brother, leader of the Sharks.
CHINO: (Teens to 20s) Maria's angry young suitor. Bernardo's friend.
DETECTIVE SCHRANK: (40-60) An angry, racist New York cop
DOC: (50+) A weary old candy store owner
GLAD HAND: (30+) A fidgety chaperone
OFFICER KRUPKE: (40s-50s) A beat cop, Schrank’s crony
RIFF: (Teens to 20s) Tony’s best friend and quick-tempered leader of the Jets, Baritone
THE JETS: (Teens to 20s) Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece and Tiger
THE SHARKS: (Teens to 20s) Pepe, Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose
MARIA: (Teens to 20s) Puerto Rican ingenue. Bernardo's sister, Soprano
ANITA: (mid to late 20s) Maria's saucy older friend. Bernardo's girl, Mezzo-Soprano
ANYBODYS: (Teens) Tomboy and Jet wanna-be
ROSALIA: (Teens to 20s) Anita's foil in “America.”
THE JETS' GIRLS: (Teens to 20s) Graziella, Velma, Minnie, Clarice, Pauline, and Anybodys
THE SHARKS' GIRLS: (Teens to 20s) Consuelo, Teresita, Francisca, Estella and Margarita