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“WEST SIDE STORY”
EPA
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($840.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Alex Sanchez
Musical Director: Steve Orich
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 9
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 26
First Performance: June 1
Press Opening: June 5
Closing: June 26
Auditions: Mid February in NYC

PLEASE SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY TO: TELSEY + COMPANY

SEEKING:

[Tony] Male A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, who has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love with Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Tenor (Bb to Hi C).

[Maria] Female A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Puerto Rican. Soprano (Bb to Hi C).

[Anita] Female Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Puerto Rican. Strong dancer. Mezzo-Soprano (F to F).

[Bernardo] Male A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks. Strong dancer. Baritone (G to E).

[Riff] Male A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Strong dancer. Baritone (A to G).

[Anybodys] Female 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. Strong dancer.

[Chino] Male An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's. Strong dancer.

[Doc] Male 50-65 The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways.

[Krupke] Male 30-60s The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gang’s conflict and tries to keep tensions from errupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.

[Lt. Schrank] Male 40-60s A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.

[Glad Hand] Male 30-50s Comic actor. Age and type very open – actor must just be able to make broad choices and have good timing.

[The Jet Boys] Male 18-20s All-American male dancers with excellent ballet/jazz technique who sing. Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Kiddo. Possible understudy assignment for Tony.

EPA Information:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Telsey + Company
311 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036
10:00am – 6:00pm (Lunch 1:30pm – 2:30pm)

In the Room: Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director) & Cesar A. Rocha (Casting Director)

Please prepare a brief Broadway standard, showing range and power. No rock or pop. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.


“WEST SIDE STORY”
ECC FOR SINGERS
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($840.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Alex Sanchez
Musical Director: Steve Orich
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 9
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 26
First Performance: June 1
Press Opening: June 5
Closing: June 26

SEEKING:

[The Shark Boys] Male 18-20s Puerto-Rican dancers for NYC gang. All ethnicities strongly encouraged. Must be excellent dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well. Chino, Pepe, Indio, Inca, Tio, Bolo, Federico.

[The Shark Girls] Female 18-20s Rosalia, Consuela, Fernanda, Bebecita – Puerto Rican. Must be excellent dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

[The Jet Girls] Female 18-20s Graziella, Velma, Zaza, Mugsy – All-American types. Must be excellent dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well.

ECC

Monday, February 22, 2016
Telsey + Company
311 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036
10:30am Female Singers
2:00pm Male Singers

In the Room: Steve Orich (Music Director) Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director) & Cesar A. Rocha (Casting Director)

Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway standard, showing range and power. No rock or pop. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.


"WEST SIDE STORY"
ECC FOR DANCERS

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($840.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Alex Sanchez
Musical Director: Steve Orich
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 9
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 26
First Performance: June 1
Press Opening: June 5
Closing: June 26

SEEKING:

[The Shark Boys] Male 18-20s Puerto-Rican dancers for NYC gang. All ethnicities strongly encouraged. Must be excellent athletic dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well. Chino, Pepe, Indio, Inca, Tio, Bolo, Federico.

[The Shark Girls] Female 18-20s Rosalia, Consuela, Fernanda, Bebecita – Puerto Rican. Must be excellent dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

[The Jet Girls] Female 18-20s Graziella, Velma, Zaza, Mugsy – All-American types. Must be excellent technical dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well.

ECC

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Pearl Studios 500
500 8th Ave, 12th Floor New York, NY 10018
10:00am Female Dancers
2:00pm Male Dancers

In the Room: Alex Sanchez (Choreographer) Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director) & Cesar A. Rocha (Casting Director)

Please come prepared to dance. Men should bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and knee pads. Ladies please bring ballet and character shoes with 1.5 or 2 inch heels. You may be asked to sing afterwards, so please bring 16 bar cut of a Broadway standard in the appropriate key. A piano accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a photo or snapshot and resume stapled.

Note: There will be an open dance call on 2/24 for non-union dancers.


 “WEST SIDE STORY”

OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($840.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Alex Sanchez
Musical Director: Steve Orich
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 9
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 26
First Performance: June 1
Press Opening: June 5
Closing: June 26

SEEKING:

[The Shark Boys] Male 18-20s Puerto-Rican dancers for NYC gang. All ethnicities strongly encouraged. Must be excellent athletic dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well. Chino, Pepe, Indio, Inca, Tio, Bolo, Federico.

[The Shark Girls] Female 18-20s Rosalia, Consuela, Fernanda, Bebecita – Puerto Rican. Must be excellent dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

[The Jet Girls] Female 18-20s Graziella, Velma, Zaza, Mugsy – All-American types. Must be excellent technical dancers with strong ballet/jazz technique who sing well.

DANCE OPEN CALL

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Pearl Studios 500
500 8th Ave, 12th Floor New York, NY 10018
9:30am Female Sign In, Please do not arrive before 9:30am
10:00am Female Dancers
1:30pm Male Sign In, Please do not arrive before 1:30pm
2:00pm Male Dancers

In the Room: Alex Sanchez (Choreographer) Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director) & Cesar A. Rocha (Casting Director)

Please come prepared to dance. Men should bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and knee pads. Ladies please bring ballet and character shoes with 1.5 or 2 inch heels. You may be asked to sing afterwards, so please bring 16 bar cut of a Broadway standard in the appropriate key. A piano accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a photo or snapshot and resume stapled.


 

Performers can mail headshots and resumes to:

Patrick Parker 
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

E-mail: Patrick Parker

Child and Teen Performers

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General Information

Audition Notices are posted on this page (as the information becomes available). Audition Notices are also posted in the Backstage Newspaper two weeks prior to the auditions. These notices contain the name and address of the audition location, audition times, the roles available, what we are looking for, and requested audition material.

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