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Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to hold auditions for "Westside Story" on October 3
By Carolyn Hasty
Fort Wayne Reader
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to hold Auditions for the upcoming production of "West Side Story" on October 3, 2004
Director Becky Niccum, Musical Director Eunice Wadewitz, and Choreographer Stefan Zubal seek a large cast. All but Shrank, Krupke, Doc, and Gladhand must be able to sing, dance and act.
WEST SIDE STORY - Musical, January 21- February 6, 2005, Rated (PG-13) Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950's New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
PLEASE CALL 422-8641 EXT. 226 TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held at the Performing Arts Center (P.A.C) on Sunday, October 3rd from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and call backs will be Monday, October 4th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Please enter from the back of the P.A.C. to check in.
All auditioning should be prepared to sing 32 bars of an upbeat song and provide sheet music in the proper key for the pianist provided. Everyone should be prepared to sing and dance at the initial audition and stay the entire time listed above. Please bring a list of all conflicts - the fewer the better in order to be cast!
AUDITIONS FOR SHRANK, KRUPKE, DOC & GLAD HAND: Will be at call backs, Monday, October 4th from 7:00pm-10:00pm.
REHEARSALS: Starting on Monday, November 29, rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday, 7:00 - 10:30pm and on Sundays from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. at the Performing Arts Center through January 20th.
PERFORMANCES: Run January 21 - February 6, 2005 at the Performing Arts Center with Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees, and some Wednesday evenings and Saturday matinees.
Riff (Male 20+) The Jets' Leader (Baritone)
Tony (Male 20+) A Jet, Riff's long time friend (Tenor)
Action (Male 18+) A Jet (Baritone)
A-Rab (Male 16+) A Jet (Baritone)
Baby John (Male 16+) A Jet (Baritone)
Snowboy (Male 16+) A Jet (Baritone)
Big Deal (Male 18+) A Jet (Baritone)
Diesel (Male 18+) A Jet (Baritone)
Gee-Tar (Male !6+) A Jet (Baritone)
Mouthpiece (Male 16+) A Jet (Baritone)
Tiger (Male 16+) A Jet (Baritone)
Velma (Female 18+) Riff's Girlfriend
Graziella (Female 18+) A Jet Girl
Minnie (Female 16+) A Jet Girl
Clarice (Female 16+) A Jet Girl
Pauline (Female 16+) A Jet Girl
Anybodys (Female 16+) A Jet Girl, very much
a Tomboy, wants to be a Jet
Rosalia (Female 18+) A Shark Girl (Mezzo Soprano)
Consuelo (Female 18+) A Shark Girl (Mezzo Soprano)
Francisca (Female 16+) A Shark Girl (Mezzo Soprano)
Estella (Female 16+) A Shark Girl
Margarita (Female 16+) A Shark Girl
Teresita (Female 16+) A Shark Girl
Lt. Shrank (Male 40+) A uniformed police officer
Officer Krupke (Male 30+) A plain clothes detective
Doc (Male 40+) The fatherly owner of the drugstore
Glad Hand (Male 30+) The fidgety chaperone at the dance