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Show Information

 

All auditions and rehearsals will be held at The Inland Conservatory For The Performing Arts in The Granada Theatre.

104 West C Street, Ontario, CA 91762

The show will be held in the Granada Theatre on July 1 -2, 2022 (see production schedule). 

 

Audition Information

 

Auditions are Wednesday April 20th by appointment from 6pm-9pm.

To schedule an appointment please click here.

 

Callback by Invitation Friday April 22nd 6pm-9pm

 

 

  • Participants should be prepared to perform a cold read at your scheduled appointment.

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in your vocal range. Actors should provide their own track to sing with. Music should be in the style of the show. Songs from the show are acceptable
     

  • Callbacks will consist of cold reads from the script as well as singing a brief segment of music for the character you are being considered for

  • Please be advised the roles of Tony and Maria will share a stage kiss. The kiss is non negotiable. If you are unwilling to kiss on stage you WILL NOT be considered for those roles

  • A NON-REFUNDABLE $40 costume fee will be required for all roles.

West Side Story Character Breakdown

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 

Character Breakdown

Riff (Caucasian Male)

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.

Vocal range top: G4/Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Tony (Caucasian Male)

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.

Vocal range top: Bb4/Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Bernardo (Hispanic Male)

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.

Vocal range top: Eb4/Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Maria (Hispanic Female)

A young girl who straddles the worlds of innocence and adulthood. Maria is capable of finding the good in others even as they demonstrate their darkness. 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.

Vocal range top: C6/Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Anita (Hispanic Female)

Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Anita is capable of carrying the burdens of a woman beyond her years while retaining a lightheartedness. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Puerto Rican.

Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: F3

Chino (Hispanic Male)

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

Anybodys (Caucasian Female)

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.

Adult Cast:

Doc (Older Male)

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.

 

Schrank (Older Male)

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

Krupke (Caucasian Male)

The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gang conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.

Glad Hand (Caucasian Male)

Nerdy, overly cheerful, and ill-equipped social director at the school dance (“Mambo”). Speaking role. No dance background.

Ensemble (Male & Female – To play teenaged years)

Jets Males and Females

Seeking Caucasian actors to play supporting and featured roles in the ensemble. (Diesl, Action, A-Rab, Baby John)

Sharks Males and Females

Seeking Diverse (non-Caucasian) actors who dancers and sing to play supporting and featured roles in the ensemble. (Pepe, Indio, Luis, Rosalia, Consuela, Fransisca)