Jakarta Performing Arts Community presents, our 8th Broadway musical production: West Side Story: The Musical! 

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West Side Story is a classic musical by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein with book by Arthur Laurents. Set in New York in the 1960’s, this musical tells the love story in the midst of a gang rivalry between the white gang Jets and their Puerto Rican enemy Sharks. 

Tony, a former Jet and the current leader’s best friend, meets Maria, the sister of the Shark’s leader, and they fall in love at the first sight. Torn by their warring sides, Tony and Maria plans to run away from it all. 

Meanwhile, the two gang’s upcoming rumble to fight for the power in the streets complicates things...

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this musical takes you to an emotional journey of love, passion, and violence. Told with soaring melodies, vibrant choreography, and striking social message, this musical is a true timeless piece of musical theater!


We are looking for actors, singers, as well as jazz and ballet dancers to perform in the JPAC production of West Side Story!



Come to the West Side Story Cast Audition on: 

ACTING/SINGING AUDITION
When: Saturday, 14 January 2017 
Time:  1 pm – 5 pm  
Place: To be confirmed 

DANCING AUDITION
When: Sunday, 15 January 2017 
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Place:  to be confirmed 

Fill the Audition Form by clicking HERE now!


What are you waiting for? If your heart is yearning to go onstage and your body is ready to show for it, sign up NOW to attend the JPAC’s West Side Story Principal Cast & Dancers Audition!



CHARACTER BREAKDOWN


Maria (F)
A hopeless romantic and innocent Puerto Rican 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.
  • Strong soprano. Range: Bb3 - C6.
  • Some dancing.
Tony (M)
A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now that doesn’t involve gangs. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Falls in love with Maria, Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love
  • Strong tenor. Range: Bb2 - Bb4
  • Some dancing.

Anita (F)
Feisty and assertive Puerto Rican. 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. 
  • Strong Alto (belt). Range: F3 - D5
  • Strong dance background required

Bernardo (M)
A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.  
  • Some solo singing. Range: Bb2 - Eb4
  • Strong dance background required

Riff (M)
A spritely, 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.  
  • Tenor/Baritone. Range: Bb2 - G4
  • Strong dance background required

Chino (M)
An angry and at times, naive Puerto Rican Shark who turns vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo. 
  • Speaking Role. Baritone
  • Intermediate dancing required
Anybodys (F)
She is 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 experience a plus.

Detective Schrank
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

Officer Krupke
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 required

Doc
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 required

Glad Hand
Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the school dance (“Mambo” scene).  
Note: While traditionally portrayed by a male, a convincing female could work here as well
  • Speaking role.
  • No dance background required.



The JETS 

Diesel
Second-in-command of the Jets. Leader after Riff's death. Big, slow, steady.
  • Baritone.
  • Dancing required.

Action
The most quick-tempered member of the Jets, always ready for a fight.
  • Baritone.
  • Dancing required.

A-Rab
Slightly less quick tempered than Action. Baby John's best friend.
  • Baritone.
  • Dancing required.

Baby John
The youngest Jet, naive innocent-like demeanor and easily influenced. 
  • Baritone
  • Dancing required

JETS Girls

Velma
Riff's girlfriend. Young, slithery, sexy, lost in the world of jive.
  • Some singing.
  • Strong dance background required.

Graziella
Diesel's girlfriend. Impressed with herself.
  • Some singing.
  • Strong dance background required

   

The SHARKS

Indio, Pepe, & Luis
Gang member.
  • Tenor; Baritone; Bass
  • Dancing required.

The SHARKS Girls


Rosalia
Indio's girlfriend. Demure, not too bright.
  • Mezzo
  • Dancing required

Consuela
Pepe's girlfriend. Young, tough.
  • Alto
  • Dancing required

Francisca
Luis' girlfriend. Young.
  • Soprano
  • Dancing required

   

"Somewhere" Soloist

This is a female or child soloist that sings a gorgeous solo in the Dream Ballet. It will be assigned unconnected to any other role. It should be a young, innocent, and sweet sound, not an overly-mature one.
  • Soprano


Important Notes
Please come to the audition in appropriate attire, footwear, and prepared of the audition materials (which will be given after you sign up.) You may also be asked to sing 32 bars of another musical theater song that suits your voice type and vocal range, so please be ready.


See you then!