Open Auditions For WEST SIDE STORY @ Top Billing Entertainment, Glendora [20 August]

Open Auditions For WEST SIDE STORY


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14:00 - 17:00

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Top Billing Entertainment
165 N Glendora Ave, Glendora, California 91741
Open Auditions for West Side Story

Performers ages 14 and up

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Informational Meeting & Sign Ups (For Ensemble Only) 2:00 pm
If you are under 18 years old, a parent must be present during the meeting and to sign audition forms.

Auditions 2:30-5:00 pm
165 N. Glendora Ave Suite A, Glendora, CA 91741

Early auditions can be scheduled by emailing [email protected]

AUDITION DETAILS:
Be prepared to sing 16 bars from the show or other similar musical, read from the script and learn a short dance routine. Accompanist provided. If you only want to participate and do not want a lead or solo, you do not need to audition. All you have to do to join is fill out an application.

PERFORMANCES:
Oct. 20-21, 2017 at Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will start August 25 and will generally by Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays 5-9:30 pm, and Sundays 5-9 pm at our Glendora Studio location. Not every cast member will be called for every rehearsal.

OBLIGATIONS:
Every performer that auditions is guaranteed a role; we are a “no cuts” performing arts group, and we try to feature each performer as a soloist if possible. Tuition is $275 and includes script, cast t-shirt, rehearsal CDs and videos, costumes, instruction, sets, props, show rights and theater rental. ($150 for each additional family member.) Payment plan is available if needed. If cast member leaves the show for any reason there are no refunds. Each family must complete 10 volunteer hours (costumes, crafts, sets, snack bar, show day duties, etc.) or can pay $50 to bypass the service hours.

If you have financial need, scholarships are available by completing our financial need forms. Forms are available on our website under the audition tab and are due at the first rehearsal.

ADDITIONAL COSTS:
Show tickets will cost $15-$17 and show DVDs and photos will be available for sale. Also you will be required to provide your own dance shoes, costume shoes, dance undergarments (including tights, bloomers, tan camisole for girls/bike shorts and socks for boys), stage make-up and hair supplies.

STAFF:
Produced by Kristina Joy Keener Ivy
Directed by Timothy Jackson
Choreographed by Melanie Rabajante

QUESTIONS:
[email protected]
Kristina Keener Ivy: (626) 675-4439

Character Breakdown:

Riff
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Tony
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Bernardo
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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 sister. Puerto Rican.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

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. Puerto Rican.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Chino
An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25

Anybodys
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 25

Doc
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.
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 40 to 75

Schrank
A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 30 to 55

Krupke
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 60

Ensemble
Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls
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