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Auditions Announced

West Side Story

WEST SIDE STORY
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Nearly 60 years after its Broadway debut, WEST SIDE STORY remains relevant today.  The modern musical adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” teaches lessons about prejudice and hatred, immigration, conflicts between gangs and ethnicities, and ultimately, the potential for healing.  The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written.

Directed by Larry Kirchgaessner
Music Direction by Donna Petree
Choreography by Deb Clarke

Saturday, April 8 at 1 pm
Monday, April 10 at 7 pm
Tuesday, April 11 at 7 pm
Wausau Community Theatre
136 Summer Street, Schofield

Performances are Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, June 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm
at The Grand Theater, Wausau

Be prepared to sing a song…preferably from the show (NO ACAPELLA)
Accompanist will be provided
Dance Audition led by Ms. Clarke
Reading from the Script

Click on link for West Side Story Script

Character breakdown
Tony…Young Polish American, lower class.  Used to be part of the Jets – now has a job and has attained some maturity.  Falls in love with Maria, sister of rival gang Sharks leader.
Maria…Young, from Puerto Rico and new to America so she is naive and unfamiliar with New York City and America.  Falls in love with Tony at local dance.
Riff…Leader of the Jets, an American gang in NYC.  Grew up like a brother to Tony.  Hot headed and impulsive.  Feels the need to get rid of the Sharks.
Bernardo…Leader of Puerto Rican gang, The Sharks.  Handsome, hot blooded and very protective of his young sister Maria.
Anita…Beautiful girlfriend of Bernardo.  Works in a Dress Shop – like a mother figure to Maria.
Lt. Schrank…Angry, harsh police lieutenant who wants to get rid of the gangs.
Officer Krupke…Big lout of a cop on the beat.
Doc…Owner of the candy store where Tony works.
Glad Hand…Leader of the action at the Dance at the Gym.
The Jets…Action, A-rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Deisel, Gee-tar, Mouthpiece, Tiger.
Their Girls…Graziela, Velma, Anybodys, Minnie, Clarice, Pauline.
The Sharks…Chino, Pepe, Indio. Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose.
Their Girls…Rosalia, Consuelo, Francesca, Estella, Margarita.

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