Saturday, April 8, 2017

audition notice - WEST SIDE STORY - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company - May 7 & May 8

Audition Dates/Times:       
Sunday, May 7th @ 6:00pm and Monday May 8th @ 8:00pm

Callbacks:   TBD

Location:                               Conservatory of Dance
13637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
(on the southeast corner of Tatum and Thunderbird)

To reserve an audition time slot, email SMTC at
auditions@scottsdalemusicaltheater.com or call (602) 909-4215. 

Everyone auditioning needs to reserve a time slot. All roles require attendance at the dance call. There are dance only parts available. Please read below for details

Performance Dates:  August 17th – 20th at Tempe Center for the Arts

Pay:  There will be a $150 performance stipend offered

Rehearsals start:                
 End of June and will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons. All rehearsals will be held at Conservatory of Dance in Phoenix. There will be a rehearsal schedule with specific dates provided at auditions and a conflict sheet to fill out.

Director – David Hock
Choreographer – Bill Hotaling
Musical Director – Curtis Moeller

Audition Requirements:
Dancing
Everyone who auditions (accept the adult roles) needs to attend the dance call. We will have the dance call first. So the dance call will start promptly at 6pm on Sunday or 8pm on Monday. Please be ready to start on time and wear dance appropriate clothes and shoes. All adult women should wear character heels if possible, unless you are auditioning exclusively for Anybodys. Being West Side Story, there will be dancer only parts cast. If you are auditioning just as a dancer, you still need to email or call to schedule which day you are attending. This is not an “open” call.

Singing/Acting
You need to reserve a specific singing time. Auditions will be assigned every 5 minutes, and will take place after the dance call. Please have 2 contrasting vocal selections of 32 bars or less ready in an appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Please do not sing anything from the show and no cds or acapella singing will be allowed. You will also be asked to do a monologue, not to exceed 1 minute.

For the non-singing adult roles, please have 2 contrasting monologues, not to exceed 1 minute each, ready. You may not be asked to do both, but please have 2 ready. 

Character Breakdown

Tony – Needs exceptional vocal and acting skills. Needs to be able to command the stage by himself. Should have solid dance abilities.  
Age: 21 to 25; Vocal range  - Tenor

Maria - Needs exceptional vocal and acting skills. Needs to be able to command the stage by herself. Should have solid dance abilities.  
Age: 18 to 23; Vocal range  - Soprano

Riff - Needs strong vocal and acting skills. Stage fighting experience is helpful. Needs to be a strong dancer.
Age: 21 to 25; Vocal range  - Baritone/Tenor

Bernardo - Needs strong acting skills. Stage fighting experience is helpful. Needs to be a strong dancer.
Age: 25 to 30; Vocal range  - Baritone/Tenor

Anita - Needs exceptional vocal and acting skills. Needs to be able to command the stage by herself. Must be a strong dancer  
Age: 21 to 25; Vocal range  - Mezzo Soprano w/belt

Chino - Needs solid acting skills. Stage fighting experience is helpful. Should have solid dance abilities.
Age: 21 to 25; Vocal range  - Baritone/Tenor

Anybodys - Needs solid vocal and acting skills. Needs to be a strong dancer and be able to fit in with the other guys
Age: 18 to 21; Vocal range  - Alto/Mezzo

Action - Needs strong vocal and acting skills. Stage fighting experience is helpful. Needs to be a strong dancer.
Age: 21 to 25; Vocal range  - Baritone/Tenor


Jet Boys - Need solid vocal, acting and dance skills. Stage fighting experience is helpful.
Ages: 18 to 25; Vocal ranges  - Any

Shark Boys - Needs solid vocal and dance skills. Stage fighting experience is helpful.
Ages: 18 to 25; Vocal ranges  - Any

Jet Girls - Need solid acting and strong dance skills.
Ages: 18 to 25; Vocal ranges  - Any

Shark Girls - Need solid acting and strong dance skills.
Ages: 18 to 25; Vocal ranges  - Any

Doc - Needs strong acting skills. Doc is a non-singing role
Age: 55 to 65

Lt. Schrank - Needs strong acting skills. Schrank is a non-singing role
Age: 40 to 55
Officer Krupke - Needs strong acting skills. Krupke is a non-singing role
Age: 35 to 45
Dance Ensemble
Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls – These dance only parts are an important aspect of any West Side production. From the opening, to the Dance at the Gym, to America for the Shark Girls, to the Somewhere Ballet, dance only roles are vital. If auditioning for a dance only part, you do not need to stay for the singing call, but you do still need to reserve an audition slot.


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