Monday, April 11, 2011

Auditions start tonight for West Side Story

Coralville - City Circle Acting Company will hold auditions for their summer youth musical West Side Story. Those who have completed grade 7 through graduating High School seniors are eligible to audition. Participants will be asked to sing a prepared song, perform a dance audition and participate in a reading from the script. The song may be from the show and an accompanist will be provided. They will be casting about 30-35 people.

Audition Dates:

April 11 at 7:00 pm
April 12 at 7:30 pm
Community of Christ
2121 South Ridge Drive, Coralville

Principal roles:
Riff............high baritone
Anita..........mezzo soprano
Bernardo.....high baritone

In addition to principal roles, there are several choice supporting roles.

The stage director is Michael Stokes. The musical director is Ed Kottick with a 28 piece orchestra. Dance numbers will be choreographed by Leslie Nolte.

Auditions will be held on April 11th at 7:00 pm, April 12 at 7:30 pm and call backs will be held on April 13th. Performances are June 17th, 18th, and 19th at the Englert Theatre.

West Side Story is the classic musical by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This is the fifth summer musical starring High School and Junior High School students produced by City Circle. For more information, go here.

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