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CALLBACK MATERIAL: Maria Tony Anita Riff Bernardo Rosalia
Director: James Vasquez
Choreographer: John Todd
Musical Director: Don LeMaster
Email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition. Specify what role
you will be auditioning for and if you will be attending the singer call,
dance call or both.
· Guest Artist Contract AEA: $400.00 weekly
· Non-Equity: There is pay
· First Non-Union Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
· First Equity Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
· First Performance: Friday, February 13, 2015
· Closing: Sunday, March 1, 2015
· Audition Dates and Times:
SINGER CALL – Friday, October 17 by appointment only from 2pm-10pm
for the roles of Maria, Tony, Chino and Adult Character Men.
DANCE CALL – Saturday, October 18 from 10am – 2pm.
CALLBACK – Saturday, October 18 at 3pm.
You must attend the call in San Diego to be considered. No video or out of
state submissions accepted at this time.
· Audition location: SDMT Rehearsal Space located in Kearny Mesa at
4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111.
· Seeking: Seeking Equity and non-union male and female Actors/Singers in
their late teens – mid/late -20′s with a strong, athletic dance background &
technique to play members of The Jets, an American gang made up of
mostly teenage drop-outs from troubled homes, and The Sharks, a Puerto
Rican gang struggling to assimilate. All ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Also seeking male character actors (40-60) for the adult roles. Singing a plus.
Will consider an AEA contract for the following roles: Maria, Anita, Tony,
Bernardo and Riff. *No video or out of state submissions accepted
SINGER CALL – Prepare a one minute song. You may sing from the show
or a song in the style of the show.
DANCER CALL – girls in heels, guys in jazz shoes or jazz sneakers. Form
fitting clothes that you can really dance in. Tumbling a big plus. Bring knee
*please note, with the exception of Tony, all Jets are heavy dancing roles.
Tony (late teens – mid 20′s): Handsome, older teen-ager, who has outgrown
the Jets. A dreamer, who has visions of a better world; tenor/ high baritone.
Strong Singer/Actor. Some movement.
Riff (late teens – mid 20′s): Tony’s best friend. Glowing, driving, intelligent,
slightly wacky leader of the Jets; tenor. Strong Singer/Actor. Heavy dancing.
Diesel (late teens – mid 20′s): Lieutenant to Riff, big, slow, steady; baritone.
Baby John (mid – late teens): Youngest member of the Jets, awed at
everything, even being a Jet; tries to act like a big man, but is vulnerable;
A-Rab (late teens – mid 20′s): Small of stature, enjoys everything, takes
nothing seriously, unaware, can be explosive; baritone.
Action (late teens – mid 20′s): Most aggressive member of the Jets, a catlike
ball of fury; baritone.
Snowboy (mid – late teens): Bespectacled, self-styled expert; baritone.
Additional Jets (late teens – mid 20′s)
Anybodys (mid teens – mid 20′s): Scrawny teen-aged girl, pathetically
dressed to imitate the Jets, and wants desperately to be taken seriously by
them. Heavy dancing.
Velma (late teens – mid 20′s): Riff’s girlfriend, young, slithery, sexy, lost in
a world of jive.
Graziella (late teens – mid 20′s): Girlfriend of Diesel, impressed with
Additional Jet Women (late teens – mid 20′s): Strong dancers.
*please note – all Sharks must be comfortable speaking Spanish.
Bernardo (mid – late 20′s): Handsome, proud, fluid leader of the Sharks,
with a sardonic chip on his shoulder. Protective older brother to Maria;
baritone. Heavy dancing role.
Chino (late teens – early 20′s): Shy, gentle, sweet-faced young boy, the
intended husband of Maria; baritone.
Pepe (late teens – mid 20′s): Lieutenant to Bernardo, typically proud, and
resentful of discrimination; baritone.
Additional Sharks (late teens – mid 20′s): Typically proud, and resentful of
discrimination; baritone/tenor. Strong dancers.
Maria (mid-teens – early 20′s): Lovely young and obedient immigrant
Puerto Rican girl, excited and enthusiastic about her new life in America,
but with stubborn inner strength that allows her to evolve into a strong
woman; soprano. Strong singer and actor. Some dance.
Anita (mid-late 20′s): Older and wiser in the ways of the world, flashy,
sharp-tongued, and with a knowing sexuality; alto/mezzo-soprano. Heavy
Rosalia (late teens – mid 20′s): Young Puerto Rican girl, more demure, not
too bright; mezzo-soprano. Indio’s girlfriend. Strong dancer/singer.
Consuela (late teens – mid 20′s): Tough, young Puerto Rican girl with
bleach blond hair and lots of baubles; mezzosoprano. Pepe’s girlfriend.
Doc (50-60): Middle-aged drug store owner, tired and worn out. A bit of a
father figure to the boys, especially Tony.
Lieutenant Schrank (40-60): Plainclothes policeman used to being in
charge, superficially pleasant to cover his venom, fear, and bigotry.
Officer Krupke (40-60): A not-too-bright street cop.
Glad Hand (40-60): Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director
at the local gym dance. *this role may be doubled with another role.