Auditions for “West Side Story” in Asheville, NC

West Side Story Auditions

Location: Asheville, NC

Type: Theater

The Asheville Lyric Opera is thrilled to showcase Bernstein’s famous 1957 Broadway classic to the stage of Western North Carolina where audiences will be treated to classic hits including “Tonight,” “America,” “One Hand, One Heart,” “Somewhere” and “I Feel Pretty.”

Who: Asheville Lyric Opera
What: Open auditions for West Side Story.
When: October 31st, 2014 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Where: YMI Building 39 S. Market Street
Audition Requirements: Please call the Asheville Lyric Opera at (828) 236-0670 to book an audition time slot.

When you arrive at the audition, please bring the following:

1.) a current headshot and resume (8” x 10”)
2.) sheet music for two 16-bar excerpts of contrasting musical theater songs
3.) $5 accompanist fee (professional accompanist provided)

  • Please note that a pre-recorded track may not be used for this audition; we wish to hear you sing with live accompaniment. (possible monologue and short dance movement may be asked of each singer)
  • The performance dates for West Side Story are April 24, 25, and 26 2015.
  • All roles are available.

Auditions for Westside Story in North Carolina

Event Summary:

Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, a story of hidden romance and tragedy, tensions rise in this classic American musical. This most loved show is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in 1950’s Manhattan. We join rival gangs the American “Jets” and the Puerto Rican “Sharks” who are battling for control of the historic New York City community, Hell’s Kitchen.

In the midst of the gang tensions and neighborhood prejudices blooms the interracial romance of Tony, a former Jets member and Maria, the younger sister of Bernardo, founder of the Sharks. West Side Story tells a relevant story of the consequences of racism, violence and romance on the streets of our greatest city.

Payment: Other

City or Location of call: Asheville, NC
Please submit to: see open call info above

This casting notice was posted by: Asheville Lyric Opera

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