Auditions

 

 

 

WHEN: Tuesday –or- Wednesday, October 2 & 3 [only attend one]

TIME:  7:00pm [doors will open at 6:30] please arrive before 8:00pm

 **Auditions for ALL adult roles

Schrank, Krupke, Doc & Glad Hand 

will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 10:00am**          

WHERE: Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA  19072

There is limited street parking so plan accordingly.

REQUIREMENTS

Vocal: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show or from the show. No a cappella or recorded music will be permitted.  If you choose a song that is not from the show, please bring sheet music with written-out accompaniment for the accompanist.

Dance: Please, come prepared for a dance audition with proper shoes and clothing. All are required to participate in the dance audition. 

n.b. There will not be any readings at the initial auditions, only during call backs.

CALL BACKS: Saturday, October 6 at 11:00am

     VOCAL: Below are the songs that will be required for call backs for the respective      characters. Please prepare the songs in the show’s original key.

     Tony- “Maria”

     Anita- “A Boy Like That”  

     Maria- “A Boy Like That”  

     Riff- “Cool

     READINGS:  Sides will be provided in advance to those who are called back. 

     DANCE:  Come to call backs prepared for further dance auditions.

Rehearsals:  Due to the high demands of this show, some rehearsals will be scheduled as early as December.  Rehearsals will begin in earnest in January; Sunday [afternoons and/or evenings] Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Some Saturday rehearsals will be scheduled.

Tech week:  Attendance is mandatory;

Sunday, February 24, 1:30 ~ 10:30, February 25, 26, 27, 6:30 ~ 10:30

Performances:  March 1, 2, 8, 9, 14*, 15, 16 – 2019 at 8:00pm   March 3 & 10 – 2019 at 3:00pm

*n.b. the additional Thursday performance on March 14.

Director Linda Galati Hunt: auditions@narberthcommunitytheatre.org

 

Character Descriptions:

 

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 younger sister. Strong soprano voice. Range: Bb3 -­‐ C6. Limited dancing.

TONY-­‐ A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now that doesn’t involve gangs. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love.  Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong tenor voice. Range: Bb2 -­‐ C5. Limited dancing.

RIFF -­‐ Athletic, quick-­‐tempered leader of the Jets. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang’s dominance. Tony’s best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Baritone. Range: A2 – G4. Strong dance background required.

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.Strong Mezzo Soprano (belt).Range: F3 -­‐ F5. Strong dance background required.

BERNARDO-­‐ A proud, strong, handsome man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria’s brother and Anita’s boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks. Limited solo singing. Range: G2 —E4. Strong dance background required.

THE JETS:

DIESEL-­‐ Second-in-command of the Jets. Leader after Riff’s death. Baritone/Bass.

ACTION-­‐The most quick-tempered member of the Jets, always ready for a fight. Tenor.

A-­‐RAB-­‐ Slightly less quick tempered than Action. Baby John’s best friend. Low Tenor/Baritone.

BABY JOHN-­‐ The youngest Jet, is beaten up during the opening sequence. Tenor.

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. Speaking Role. Dance role.

VELMA, GRAZIELLA & JET GIRLS: Dancing/Singing required

 

FEATURED: Will be part of Ensemble as well

 “Somewhere” soloist.  Mezzo-soprano Range: B3 – F#5

Dream Ballet ‘Tony & Maria’

THE SHARKS: 

CHINO-­‐ An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo’s. Mostly speaking role but dancing/Singing required.

PEPE, INDIO, LUIS: Dancing/Singing required.

ROSALIA-­‐ Mezzo Soprano: Dancing/Singing required.

CONSUELO— Alto:  Dancing/Singingrequired

FRANCISCA—Mezzo Soprano: Dancing/Singingrequired

THE ADULTS:

OFFICER KRUPKE-­‐ the local beat cop. He has no patience for the gang’s conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. A little dorky, he is regularly mocked by the local gangs. Speaking Role. No dance background.

DETECTIVE SCHRANK -­‐ a local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, racist, and unapologetic. Speaking Role. No dance background required.

DOC-­‐ the adult owner of the 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. Speaking Role. No dance background.

GLAD HAND— nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-­‐equipped social director at the school dance (“Mambo”). Speaking role. No dance background.