THE SHOW

The story is set in the mid 1950s in the Upper West Side of New York City, then a multiracial, blue-collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang’s leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in musical theatre. Bernstein’s score for the musical includes “Jet Song”, “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “Tonight”, “America”, “Cool”, “One Hand, One Heart”, “I Feel Pretty”, “Somewhere”, “Gee, Officer Krupke” and “A Boy Like That”.

THE TEAM

RAY
CULLEN

DIRECTOR

Shenayde
Wilkinson-sarti​

choreographer

Ben
Francis

MUSIC DIRECTOR

EMMA
RIGGS

PRODUCER

Kerreane
sarti​

PRODUCER

IMPORTANT INFO & DATES

SECOND AUDITIONS

WHO

WHEN

WHERE

HOW

COST

REHEARSALS

WHERE

STAGE ONE

STAGE TWO

STAGE THREE

Please note these dates are subject to change, a proper rehearsal schedule will be provided closer to rehersals

PERFORMANCES

WHERE

WHEN

Please note our shows are double cast for leads, they will perform two shows each, ensemble appear in all performances

YOUR FEES

Should you be successful in your audition and offered a position in the show there is production fee

AVAILABLE ROLES

Please note some roles have already been cast, below are what is available.

Male Roles - AGES 15-25

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

The local rival gangs includes:

9 Speaking & Dancing roles:
Jets:
Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel
Sharks: Chino, Pepe, Indio

Multiple Dance Rolls:
No spoken lines but dance and singing in both gangs

FEMALE ROLES - AGES 15-25

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.

The local gang includes:

5 Speaking & Dancing roles:
Jets:
Graziella, Velma
Sharks: Rosalia, Consuelo, Francisca

Multiple Dance Rolls:
No spoken lines but dance and singing

ANY GENDER - AGES 15-25

The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. They try to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in their ways.

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

We’re looking for strong vocalists to be part of the show, dancing is not required!

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ROUND TWO

PART ONE COMPULSARY

WHEN & WHERE

ALL AUDITIONEES ARE REQUIRED!

During your one and a half hour block you will have your dance and ensemble singing audition.

PART TWO OPTIONAL

WHEN & WHERE

Please contact
wssadelaideyouththeatre@gmail.com
after you have booked your group audition if you would like to be considered for a solo role.

BOOK AN AUDITION

STEP ONE

You MUST book into Saturday dance call! You only need to make a second booking should you wish to audition for a LEAD or A NAMED CHARACTER role

When attending your dance audition please print and fill in the following form:

STEP TWO

Please contact
wssadelaideyouththeatre@gmail.com
after you have booked your group audition if you would like to be considered for a solo role.

QUESTIONS?

We’re here to help so if you have any questions for the production team please reach out to: