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Audition Notice West Side Story-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1562380
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 12-08-17
Audition Date 05-03-18 Submission deadline 05-02-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood (in the early 1960s, much of the neighborhood was cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, which changed the neighborhood's character). The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.
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Role # 1 Riff
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: G4 - Vocal range bottom: Bb2
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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Tony
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: Bb4 - Vocal range bottom: Bb2
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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Bernardo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: Eb4 - Vocal range bottom: Bb2
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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Maria
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: C6 - Vocal range bottom: Bb3
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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Anita
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: D5 - Vocal range bottom: F3
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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Chino
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An angry, and at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful; suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo\'s.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Anybodys
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Doc
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Schrank
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Krupke
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Ensemble
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensembles are Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 60