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Open auditions for “West Side Story”

“West Side Story” Open Auditions.

Broadway/Production Contract Current minimum weekly salary: $1,509
Producers: Kevin McCollum, James Nederlander, Jr. and Jeffrey Seller
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Concept: Jerome Robbins
Book/Stage Director: Arthur Laurents
Jerome Robbins’s choreography recreated by Joey McKneely
Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello
General Manager: Charlotte Wilcox
Casting: Stuart Howard Associates

1st rehearsal: October 14, 2008, NYC. Previews at The National Theatre, Washington, DC: December 2, 2008 √ January 4, 2009. Broadway previews begin in early February, 2009.

Seeking:
Maria: Should look late teens, but must be 16 years old as of October 2008. Maria is a sweet Puerto Rican soprano (to a high C).

Tony: Is a Caucasian baritone with tenor notes (to a high B).

Young female ballet trained dancers:
To play Jet and Shark girls. All should look late teens, but must be 16 years old as of October 2008. All must also sing well. Characters are both Caucasian and Puerto Rican. These are chorus parts.

Young male ballet trained dancers:
To play Jet boys and Shark boys. All should look late teens, but must be 16 years old as of October 2008. Jet boys must also sing well. Characters are both Caucasian and Puerto Rican. There are a mix of principals roles and others chorus parts.

Open Calls:

Monday, April 28, 2008
10 AM – Young singers for Maria and Tony
2 PM – Young male ballet dancers for Jet and Shark boys
at Ripley-Greer Studios
520 Eighth Avenue, NYC

Singers bring a traditional Broadway song to sing (with sheet music, no boom boxes).
Dancers, be warmed and ready at the start of the call. Bring jazz sneakers and knee pads.
Typing will occur.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Equity Principal Procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity Monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008
and
Sunday, May 11, 2008
10 AM – Young female ballet dancers for Jet and Shark girls
2 PM – Young male ballet dancers for Jet and Shark boys
at Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street

Dancers, be warmed and ready at the start of the call.
Women, wear shoes with a heel.
Men, bring jazz sneakers and knee pads.

Typing will occur.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Equity Principal Procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity Monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition.

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