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West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Berstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Concept by Jerome Robbins, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Be part of this exciting musical!

Director: Sam Coward

Assistant Director: Synda Turnbull

Musical Director: Noel Bowden

Choreographer: Stephanie Fisher

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Information Session: Saturday, MARCH 23 at 1pm

Auditions:
By appointment*

Saturday, APRIL 27 from 1pm for Principal roles including:
Maria, Bernardo, Anita, Riff, Tony, plus the 4 adult roles: Officer Krupke, Doc, Schrank, and Glad Hand.

Sunday, APRIL 28 from 9.30am for all other speaking roles and Chorus

BOOK YOUR AUDITION TIME NOW!
CALL MARGARET ON 5448 2388

An pianist/accompanist will be present at auditions to play your music,
or bring your own backing CD.  A CD player will be provided.

Due to time constraints, please keep your singing audition to 16-20 bars maximum

Performance dates:

SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
SEPTEMBER 15 and 22 at 2pm
Character Descriptions:

Jets and Sharks: We are looking for cast members from the late teens to the mid twenties.

The JETS: (the American gang)
Tony: Handsome, sandy-haired (Polish), older teen-ager, who has outgrown the Jets; tenor.
Riff: Glowing, driving, intelligent, slightly wacky leader of the Jets; tenor.
Diesel: Lieutenant to Riff, big, slow, steady; baritone.
Baby John: Youngest member of the Jets, awed at everything, even being a Jet; tries to act like a big man, but is vulnerable; baritone.
A-Rab: Small of stature, enjoys everything, takes nothing seriously, unaware, can be explosive; baritone.
Action: Most aggressive member of the Jets, a cat-like ball of fury; baritone.

The JETS Girls:
Anybody’s: Scrawny teen-aged girl, pathetically dressed to imitate the Jets,and wants desperately to be taken seriously by them.
Velma: Riff’s girlfriend, young, slithery, sexy, lost in a world of jive.
Graziella: Girlfriend of Diesel, impressed with herself.
3 Others: Clarice, Minnie, Pauline

The SHARKS: (Peurto Rican gang)
Bernardo: Older brother of Maria. Handsome, proud, fluid leader of the Sharks, with a sardonic chip on his shoulder; baritone.
Chino: Shy, gentle, sweet-faced young boy, the intended husband of Maria; baritone.
Pepe: Lieutenant to Bernardo, typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone.
Indio: Typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone.
Luis: Typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone.
Anxious: Typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone.

The SHARKS Girls:
Maria: Lovely young and obedient immigrant Puerto Rican girl, excited and enthusiastic about her new life in America, but with stubborn inner strength that allows her to evolve into a strong woman; soprano.
Anita: Older (20’s) and wiser in the ways of the world, flashy, sharp-tongued, and with a knowing sexuality; alto/mezzo-soprano..
Consuelo: Tough, young Puerto Rican girl with bleach blond hair and lots of baubles; mezzo-soprano.
Rosalia: Young Puerto Rican girl, more demure, not too bright; mezzo-soprano.
Others: Depending on numbers, several other Shark girls may be cast; mezzo-soprano.
The Adults:

Doc: Middle-aged drug store owner, tired and worn out.
Lieutenant Schrank: Plainclothes policeman used to being in charge, superficially pleasant to cover his venom, fear, and bigotry.
Officer Krupke: A not-too-bright street cop.
Glad Hand: Early 30’s, Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the local gym dance.

West Side Story: Auditions!
Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville
Performance dates: SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm, SEPTEMBER 15 and 22 at 2pm
Auditions: By appointment*, Saturday, APRIL 27 from 1pm for Principal roles including: Maria, Bernardo, Anita, Riff, Tony, plus the 4 adult roles: Officer Krupke, Doc, Schrank, and Glad Hand. Sunday, APRIL 28 from 9.30am for all other speaking roles and Chorus
Information Session: Saturday, MARCH 23 at 1pm

Book Your Audition Time Now! Call Margaret on 5448 2388

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