PACIFIC COAST REPERTORY THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR
“West Side Story”
Nielsen Elementary School
7500 Amarillo Dr.
Dublin, CA 94568
Sunday: July 14th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday: July 15th 6:00 -10:30pm
Sunday: August 4th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday: August 5th 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Prepare 16 – 32 bars of any classical musical theatre selection.
Bring sheet music in your key – no a cappella or recorded music.
Be prepared for a movement audition prior to singing.
All ethnicities encouraged to audition
Non-Equity beginning December 28, 2019
(no rehearsals December 31, 2019 or January 1, 2020)
Equity beginning January 13, 2020
Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton
January 25 – February 9, 2020
(including Thursday performances during weeks 2 and 3)
Director: Noel Antonio Escobar
Choreographer: Joy Sherratt
Music Director: TBD
For any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony – Former leader of the Jets. Finds himself wanting more out of life, falls in love with Maria, sister of the leader of the rival gang, and is torn between his friendships and his new found love. A handsome, romantic young man and sincere, but deeply rooted in the life he knew as a gang member, he suffers an unfortunate death after murdering Bernardo. Layered character. Strong actor and tenor voice. Bb2 – Bb4. Limited dancing.
Maria – A tenacious, ambitious, beautiful hopeless romantic, yet innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two rival gangs. Strong relationship with Anita, girlfriend of her brother, Bernardo. Strong actor and soprano voice. Bb3 – C6. Limited dancing.
Bernardo – Leader of the Sharks. A proud, ambitious, strong, handsome man who seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Inspires and serves as a mentor to Chino. Maria’s brother and Anita’s boyfriend. Murdered by Tony. Layered character. Strong actor and limited solo singing. Bb2 – Eb4. STRONG DANCER.
Anita – Strong, assertive, feisty and abrupt. She serves as an “older sister” type to Maria, and shields her from the dangers of the gangs, and forbidden love. Bernardo’s girlfriend. Strong relationship with Maria. Strong actor and alto (belt) voice. F3 – D5. STRONG DANCER.
Riff – Leader of the Jets. Athletic, quick-witted. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and claim territory to establish his gang’s dominance. Comes from a broken home and would rather roam the streets with his friends than live with his uncle. Very strong relationship with Tony, his best friend. He is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Layered character. Strong actor and singer. Bb2 – G4. STRONG DANCER.
Action – The most hot-tempered, emotionally scarred, aggressive Jet. Comes from a broken home and is always ready for a fight. Confrontational. Shaky relationship with Tony. Layered character. Strong actor. Tenor. STRONG DANCER.
Anybodys – A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. She will stop at nothing. Aggressive, feisty and eager. Constantly mocked by the Jets for her ambitions, but they generally appreciate her efforts. Full of energy and heart. Speaking role. STRONG DANCER.
A-Rab – Slightly less quick tempered than Action. Baby John’s best friend. Baritone. STRONG DANCER.
Baby John – The youngest Jet. Fearful, unsure, naive, insecure and nervous. He is beaten up during the opening sequence. Tenor. STRONG DANCER.
Diesel – Second-in-command of the Jets. Leader after Riff’s death. Strong, menacing. Baritone/Bass. STRONG DANCER.
Mouthpiece – The smartest Jet. Bespectacled, outspoken. Baritone/Tenor. STRONG DANCER.
Graziella – Jet girl. Diesel’s girlfriend. Soprano. STRONG DANCER.
Velma – Jet girl. Riff’s girlfriend. Mezzo/Soprano. STRONG DANCER.
Clarice – Jet girl. Alto. STRONG DANCER.
Minnie – Jet girl. Alto. STRONG DANCER.
Chino – An easily influenced, shy, naive Shark who turns vengeful when his mentor and friend Bernardo is murdered. Eventually murders Tony. Suitor to Maria. Strong actor. Baritone/Tenor. STRONG DANCER.
Pepe – Sharks gang member. Baritone. STRONG DANCER.
Indio – Sharks gang member. Tenor. STRONG DANCER.
Luis – Sharks gang member. Baritone/Bass. STRONG DANCER.
Rosalia – Shark girl. Demure, not too bright. Indio’s girlfriend. Strong singer. Mezzo/Soprano. STRONG DANCER.
Consuelo – Shark girl. Tough, young. Pepe’s girlfriend. Alto. STRONG DANCER.
Francisca – Shark girl. Young. Luis’ girlfriend. Soprano. STRONG DANCER.
Teresita – Shark girl. Flirtatious, smart. Alto/Soprano. STRONG DANCER.
Schrank – A police detective completely frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, racist, and unapologetic. Sides with the Jets to eliminate the presence of the Sharks. A complete bigot. Speaking role. No dancing.
Officer Krupke – The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gang’s conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. A little slow and dorky. He is regularly mocked by the local gangs. Speaking role. No dancing.
Doc/Glad Hand – Owner of the store where the Jets hang out, and where Tony and Chino work. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Very old fashioned and wise. Set in his own ways. Will double as Glad Hand, the nerdy, overly cheerful social director at the school dance. Speaking role. No dancing.