Auditions for West Side Story and Dogfight will take place on May 28th, 7pm at our Roslyn Heights Location, 44 Lincoln Ave, Roslyn Heights. The shows will run in our Plainview theater.
Seeking (all roles are available):
21. Good-looking US Marine about to ship off to Vietnam in 1963. From Rochester, NY. Careless. Tough on the outside, but lonely and lost, somewhere between boy and man. Contemporary tenor voice, chest voice to at least an A. Also must be comfortable in mix. Lead.
19. Plain, homely, awkward exterior. Inside, bursting with life, ideas and passion—scared to show it. A dreamer. Works as a waitress in her mother’s diner; has never left home. Strong mix, but comfortable belting as well. Needs to be very comfortable in folk and pop styles. Guitar skills a plus but not required. Lead.
Jewish man, 20. US Marine leaving for Vietnam. From Cleveland, OH. Inexperienced when it comes to sex and life. Quirky, energetic, genuine. Solid contemporary baritenor, comfortable to F or G. A character voice would work in this role.
Man, 20s. US Marine leaving for Vietnam. Southern. Handsome charmer/cad. Doesn’t worry too much about telling the truth, just getting by. Can be overconfident and a bit insensitive, but always in the name of having fun. High, clear tenor.
Late 20s/early 30s. Brash, crass, trashy, no mind-to-mouth filter. Role requires a great sense of over-the-top comic timing. Marcy is not pretty (nearly toothless!), but knows how to do herself up when necessary, and probably makes a decent living as a prostitute. Strong, high belt required. Marcy’s voice is as strong as her personality.
Ruth Two Bears / Others:
Multi-character track (females, late 30s/early 40s) for one performer. Ruth: Native American. Stoic, deadpan. Actress also plays Mama (Rose’s 40ish, overworked single mother) and a prim Librarian. Strong singer.
Fector / Hippie:
Two-character track (males, early 20s) for one performer. Fector: US Marine leaving for Vietnam. Not too bright. One of the guys. Actor also plays a Hippie. High tenor with a Bb. Comfortable singing in tight harmony.
Stevens / Others:
Multi-character track (males, early 20s) for one performer. Stevens: US Marine leaving for Vietnam. Judge of the dogfight. Cocky. Actor also plays a snooty Waiter and a Hippie. Contemporary tenor voice, though could be baritone. Comfortable singing in tight harmony.
Lounge Singer / Others:
Multi-character track (males, 40s/50s) for one performer. Lounge Singer: Smooth crooner at the low-rent Nite Lite. Actor in this track is a utility player who also plays Pete (a former Army man), Sergeant, Big Tony (a tattoo artist) and Phil (proprietor of a small folk-music club). Contemporary tenor voice, but must be comfortable in more pastiche styles as well (early ‘60s music ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck to The Beatles).
Chippy / Others:
Multi-character track (females, 20s) for one performer. Chippy: Feisty young prostitute. Actress also plays Fector’s Party Date and a Hippie. Strong singer.
West Side Story
Seeking (all roles are available):
Bernardo: Handsome, proud, fluid leader of the Sharks, with a sardonic chip on his shoulder; baritone. LARGE DANCING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING
Chino: Shy, gentle, sweet-faced young boy, the intended husband of Maria; baritone. FEATURED ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING AND DANCE
Pepe: Lieutenant to Bernardo, typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone. FEATURED ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING AND DANCE
Indio: Typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone. SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING
Luis: Typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone. SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING
Juano: Typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; baritone. SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING
Others: Depending on cast needs, other Sharks may be cast; tenor and baritone- all will sing and do some dance.
Maria: 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. LARGE SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE
Anita: Older (20’s) and wiser in the ways of the world, flashy, sharp-tongued, and with a knowing sexuality; alto/mezzo-soprano. LARGE SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Rosalia: Young Puerto Rican girl, more demure, not too bright; mezzo-soprano. Indio’s girlfriend. LARGE FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Consuelo: Tough, young Puerto Rican girl with bleach blond hair and lots of baubles; mezzo-soprano. Pepe’s girlfriend. FEATURED SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE
Francisca: a young, quirky girl who is not very bright, Luis’ girlfriend, hangs out with Maria, Rosalia, and Consuela FEATURED SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE
Teresita: DANCER/ SINGER
Estella: DANCER/ SINGER
Margarita: DANCER/ SINGER
Others Shark women may be cast
Tony: Handsome, older teen-ager, who has outgrown the Jets; tenor/ high baritone. LARGE SINGING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE
Riff: Glowing, driving, intelligent, slightly wacky leader of the Jets; tenor. LARGE SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Diesel: Lieutenant to Riff, big, slow, steady; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Baby John: Youngest member of the Jets, awed at everything, even being a Jet;
tries to act like a big man, but is vulnerable; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
A-Rab: Small of stature, enjoys everything, takes nothing seriously, unaware, can be explosive; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Action: Most aggressive member of the Jets, a cat-like ball of fury; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Snowboy: Bespectacled, self-styled expert; baritone. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Others: Depending on cast needs, other Jets may be cast; tenor and baritone.
Anybody’s: Scrawny teen-aged girl, pathetically dressed to imitate the Jets, and wants desperately to be taken seriously by them. FEATURED SINGING/ DANCING/ ACTING ROLE
Velma: Riff’s girlfriend, young, slithery, sexy, lost in a world of jive. FEATURED DANCING/ ACTING ROLE- SOME SINGING
Graziella: Girlfriend of Diesel, impressed with herself. FEATURED ACTING ROLE- SOME DANCE
Minnie: Baby John’s girlfriend
Pauline: A-Rab’s girlfriend
Doc: Middle-aged drug store owner, tired and worn out.
Lieutenant Schrank: Plainclothes policeman used to being in charge, superficially pleasant to cover his venom, fear, and bigotry.
Officer Krupke: A not-too-bright street cop.
Glad Hand: Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the local gym dance.
SOMEWHERE SOLOIST: This is an offstage female soloist that sings a gorgeous solo.