Audition

OPEN CALL (Dancers/Singers) for WEST SIDE STORY at STUMPTOWN STAGES

When: Saturday, 7/27th 10am

Where: Shout House Studio

210 SE Madison St. #11

Portland, OR 97214

 

 

STUMPTOWN STAGES is holding auditions for it’s October 2019 production of WEST SIDE STORY for the parts of ANITA, RIFF, JET BOYS, SHARK BOYS and SHARK GIRLS.  All other parts have already been cast.  Part details and descriptions below.

 

West Side Story Schedule - 

·         Rehearsals from September 3rd to Oct 4.  Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays, 11am to 6pm.  Rehearsals to be held at various locations in Portland.

·         Tech rehearsals on Oct 5th and Oct 6th (Saturday and Sunday) from 11am to 11pm and on Oct 7 to Oct 9 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), 6pm to 11pm at the Winningstad Theater, Portland'5 (1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR).

·         Performances on Oct. 10th - 27th at the Winningstad Theater, Portland'5.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday (6pm call; 7:30pm curtain), Sundays (12:30pm call; 2pm curtain).

 

All roles paid

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Performers will be asked to dance first. (Please review the dance link at Please prepare a general audition song (32 bars, not acappella, not from WEST SIDE STORY), and the review the audition dance at 

 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AXVNaciJIvroZaNGMjcW4Yr--mLGGY1R
Use this recording to learn the dance audition from Choreographer Christopher George Patterson. 

West Side Story

Performances October 10th - October 27th, 2019

Winningstad Theatre, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

Directed by Patrick Nims

Choreography by Christopher George Patterson

Musical Direction by Adam Young

Producing Artistic Director Kirk Mouser

Associate Artistic Director Julianne Johnson

Associate Producer James Charles

Available roles: (Subject to change pending finalization.)

Riff - (Jets) An 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.  Strong dance background required.  Strong singer (Bb2-G4). 

Action - (Jets) The most quick-tempered member of the Jets, always ready for a fight.  Strong dance background required. Tenor. 

A-Rab - (Jets) Slightly less quick-tempered than Action.  Baby John's best friend. Strong dance background required. Baritone.

  

Diesel - (Jets)  A big guy.  Second in command of the Jets.  Leader after Riff's death. Strong dance background required.Baritone/Bass.

Snowboy - (Jets) Jet gang member. Strong dance background required. Any vocal range. 

 

Chino - (Sharks) An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful.  Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's.  Speaking Role.  Dancing/singing required. 

  

Indio - (Sharks) Gang member. Dancing/singing required.  Tenor

 

Luis - (Sharks) Gang member.  Dancing/singing required.  Baritone/Bass

 

Anita - (Sharks) 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 dance background required.  Strong alto (belt) (F3-D5). 

Francisca - (Sharks) Shark girlfriend. Strong dance background required. Any vocal range. 

AUDITIONING BY VIDEO (please submit no later than 7/27 for consideration)

VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Record a video(s) of you doing a general audition song (32 bars, not acappella, not from WEST SIDE STORY), and the audition dance, and the call back sides for any part for which you want to be considered.  Be sure to slate your name at the beginning of each video.  

 

Then send us the files and your resume via one of the following as soon as possible.  Google Drive is the easiest, Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud are also ok.  Share files and links with patnims@gmail.com.   Links shared via Youtube.com are also acceptable. Youtube.com - Create a free YouTube account (if you don't already have one) and then upload your video(s).  Under privacy you should select Unlisted.  Then email the url link in sharing options to: patnims@gmail.com Be sure to your full name in your email. 

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