Auditions – “West Side Story”

West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Production Team

Directors:  Bentleigh Nesbit and Nolan Moralez
Music Director:  Haley Twaddell
Choreographer:  Nolan Moralez assisted by Lena Moralez
Stage Manager: Whitney Shearon

Performances

June 10 – July 10, 2022

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm

**Extra show at 2pm on Monday, July 4**

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 9, 2022. 
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on June 5-9, 2022, will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
  • There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, June 4, 2022.

Benefits

  • Limited actor stipends are available for specific roles; stipends typically range from $100-$400.
  • An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
  • Housing is available upon request.

COVID-19 Protocols

Granbury Theatre Company employs a COVID-19 mitigation officer. Depending on community transmission levels, protocols may include all cast and crew members wearing a mask at all times during rehearsals (during tech week, masks may be removed while performing). COVID-19 testing may be required weekly or more frequently, if necessary for all unvaccinated (or in need of a booster) cast/crew and for any vaccinated cast/crew experiencing symptoms.

Due to supply issues, cast/crew members may be required to supply their own COVID-19 tests.

Video Auditions

Please complete this Google Form by May 2, 2022 at 5pm – EXTENDED DEADLINE.

https://forms.gle/UUS57DdCxjooBNkLA

Please submit a video file of you singing 32 bars from a song in the style of the show with track or accompaniment.

You will need to upload a headshot and acting resume in addition to your video file.

This is a simplified version of the usual GTC audition form. You will complete a longer form if you are selected for callbacks.

 

Callbacks

If needed and by invitation only

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 6-9pm
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048)

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.
 
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
 
WEST SIDE STORY Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

CHARACTER LISTING

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.
Male | 25 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.
Male | 25 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.
Male | 25 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.
Female | 18 to 21 | 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.
Female | 25 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.
Male | 20 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.
Female | 15 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.
Male | 60 to 75

Schrank – A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.
Male | 40 to 55

Krupke – The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.
Male | 30 to 60

Ensemble – Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girl