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West Side Story - Audition notice


Event details

Performance Dates: Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 October 2017
Performance Venue: Michael Frayn Theatre, Kingston
First Auditions: Sunday 30 July 2017 from 12pm to 6pm and Monday 31 July from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Recall Auditions: Thursday 3 August 2017 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm 

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Sunday 30 July (12pm - 6pm) & Monday 31 July (7:30pm – 10:30pm) in South Wimbledon

Thursday 3 August from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in South Wimbledon

Rehearsals will be held in South Wimbledon on Monday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons and will begin on Monday 7 August. We will not require everyone at every rehearsal and we will ask people on their audition form to give us their availability so we can try and match that to our rehearsal schedule. However, we will expect the cast to be as committed to the process as physically possible. As we get closer to show week, rehearsals will increase and it is very likely that everyone will be required for all rehearsals in the last two weeks running up to the show.

To book your audition please send an email to the show’s producers at westsidestory@mayhemtheatre.co.uk stating your name, email address, phone number and whether you would prefer to audition on Sunday 30 or Monday 31 July. Once your audition is booked, we will email you a confirmation with your workshop start time, the time of your individual audition slot and a copy of the audition material.

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