Auditions for West Side Story

WEST SIDE STORY

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

DIRECTION BY NATHANIEL SHAW

CHOREOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW COUVILLON

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY ANTHONY SMITH

WEST SIDE STORY is the musical tale of star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, kept apart by prejudice and warring gangs on the streets of New York City. This classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet is a love affair for the ages and remains as powerful as ever.

Please direct all questions to casting@virginiarep.org

 

Rehearsals for this Signature Season production begin May 22, 2018 for a performance run of June 22, 2018 – July 29, 2018* at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre.

  • NOTE: An extension through August 5, 2018 is likely. All cast members will be required to participate in these additional performances.

 

DANCE CALL

DATE: Sunday, February 18, 2018

TIME: 4PM – 8PM

LOCATION: Richmond Ballet (407 E Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219)

DETAILS: Please also be prepared to sing and read from the script.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please email casting@virginiarep.org to be added to the Dance Call list. 

  • NOTE: Those auditioning for the principal roles of Riff, Bernardo, Anybodys, and Anita are required to attend this Dance Call.

 

PRINCIPAL JETS & SHARKS AUDITIONS

DATE: Sunday, February 18, 2018

TIME:  8PM – 11PM

LOCATION: Richmond Ballet (407 E Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219)

DETAILS: This audition is reserved for the Principal Jets & Sharks roles: Tony, Maria, Riff, Bernardo, Anybodys, and Anita ONLY. Auditions are by appointment only.

  • NOTE: Those auditioning for the principal roles of Riff, Bernardo, Anybodys, and Anita, are required to attend the Dance Call (see above).

 

PRINCIPAL ADULT AUDITIONS

DATE: Monday, February 19, 2018

TIME: 3PM – 6PM

LOCATION: The November Theatre (114 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220)

DETAILS: This audition is reserved for the Principal Adult roles: Lt. Schrank, Officer Krupke, Glad Hand, and Doc ONLY. These auditions are by appointment only.

 

CALLBACKS

DATE: Monday, February 19, 2018

TIME: 6PM – 11PM

LOCATION: The November Theatre (114 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220)

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT:

Please email casting@virginiarep.org

  • Include WEST SIDE STORY – AUDITION REQUEST in the subject line.

The body of your email should include the following:

    • your full name
    • the role(s) for which you wish to be considered
    • headshot
    • resume

Incomplete audition requests will not be processed

 

  • NOTE: Once your audition request has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation Email that contains further details regarding your audition, including your audition appointment time.

 

What to prepare:

Those auditioning are asked to prepare sides from the show. Sides will be provided in your Confirmation Email from casting@virginiarep.org.

 

SEEKING:

 

THE JETS

    RIFF* – the leader

TONY – his friend

    ACTION

    A-RAB

    BABY JOHN

    SNOWBOY

    BIG DEAL

    DIESEL

    ANYBODYS*

    GRAZIELLA

    VELMA

    MINNIE

   

THE SHARKS

    BERNARDO* – the leader

    MARIA – his sister

    ANITA* – his girl

    CHINO – his friend

    PEPE

    INDIO

    LUIS

    ROSALIA

    CONSUELO

    TERESITA

    FRANCISCA

 

THE ADULTS

    DOC

  1. SCHRANK

    OFFICER KRUPKE

    GLAD HAND

 

* indicates Dance Call audition is required.

 

Union and Non-Union.  All performers will be paid.

Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Please direct questions to casting@virginiarep.org