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"West Side Story"-Baltimore, MD - Casting ID # 1603054
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Baltimore, MD Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-07-19
Audition Date 10-19-19 Submission deadline 10-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the “rumbles”, romance, and resentment lead the bloody path to the lovers’ ultimate, tragic conclusion With soaring, sophisticated, and diverse melodies, energetic and athletic dance battles, and its remarkably salient social message, West Side Story remains one of American musical theatre’s most revolutionary and most loved treasures.

Please prepare a song FROM THE SHOW in the character you are auditioning for.

Role # 1 Maria
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 younger sister.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Anita
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Bernando
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A proud, strong, handsome 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Chino
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Pepe
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gang member, Dancing/Singing required.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Indio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gang member, Dancing/Singing required.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Luis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gang member, Dancing/Singing required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Rosalia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Indio’s girlfriend, more demure, not too bright.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Anxious
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Sharks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Nibbles
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Sharks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Juano
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Sharks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Toro
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Sharks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Moose
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Sharks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Consuela
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tough, young. Pepe’s girlfriend.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Francisca
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Young, Luis’ girlfriend, Soprano.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Teresita
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of The Shark Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Estella
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Shark Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Marguerita
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Shark Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Riff
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An athletic, quick-tempered leader of the Jets. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Anybodys
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Full of energy and heart. Speaking Role. Dance role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Diesel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Second-in-command of the Jets. Leader after Riff's death.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Action
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The most quick-tempered member of the Jets, always ready for a fight.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 A-Rab
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Slightly less quick tempered than Action. Baby John's best friend.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Baby John
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The youngest Jet, is beaten up during the opening sequence. Tenor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Big Deal
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Gee-Tar
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Mouthpiece
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Snowboy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Tiger
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Velma
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jet Girls.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Graziella
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jet Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Minnie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jet Girls.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 33 Clarice
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jet Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 Pauline
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Member of The Jet Girls.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 Officer Krupke
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. A little dorky, he is regularly mocked by the local gangs. Speaking Role. No dance background.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 36 Detective Schrank
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, racist, and unapologetic. Speaking Role. No dance background required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 37 Doc
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The adult owner of the 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. Speaking Role. No dance background.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 38 Glad Hand
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the school dance (“Mambo”). Speaking role. No dance background.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -