200 N Washington Ave, Bradley, IL 60915

West Side Story Auditions

West Side Story Auditions

Información de la audición en español

A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with fantastic music by Leonard Bernstein. We look forward to seeing a wide variety of ages, ethnicities, talents and strengths at auditions. Come on out for auditions and enjoy the fantastic music of West Side Story!

Location:  The Recreation Station (A Bourbonnais Township Park District facility)  770 E. Franklin St., Bradley

Dance Workshop – You will have two opportunities!
Tuesday, March 13th  – Women – 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM, Men – 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM and/or
Friday March 16th – Women –  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Men – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Please wear appropriate dance attire and footwear.

Can’t make the dance workshop?
Dance Audition –Video coming March 10th

Initial Vocal and Dance Auditions – Saturday March 17th  – 2:00 PM or 6:00 PM (Choose one)

Callbacks – Sunday March 18th – 2:00


Auditions are closed to spectators.

Cannot make audition dates?  Please fill out the audition form above and send a video recording of yourself singing one of the initial audition songs and dancing the audition piece from the video above. to sharonactingout@gmail.com  – if you cannot attend callbacks please send line and vocal selections from callback info as well. Please submit by March 16th.

Read Thru – April 6

Rehearsals: Dance dates- Guys: April 7-8, 21-22, May 5-6, May 19.  Girls: April 14-15, May 6, May 19.
Vocal and blocking rehearsals will begin in late May.

Show dates are July 20, 21, 22, Rain-dates – July 23, 24


AOTC West Side Story Character descriptions

For the initial audition please choose two from the songs listed below.
Everyone will be given the opportunity to perform one selection.  The directors may or may not ask for your second selection.
Callbacks will include character readings and pairings. Lines, and vocal selections for callbacks are listed below.

Men: Something’s ComingJet SongCool

16-bar cut from a Broadway show of your choosing

Women: I Feel Pretty,  AmericaOne Hand, One Heart

16-bar cut from a Broadway show of your choosing

Initial Audition for those ONLY interested in being considered for the roles of
Krupke, Schrank, Gladhand, or Doc

Choose either Gladhand Lines or Schrank Lines


TonySONGS: Something’s ComingMariaOne Hand, One Heart Tony

SCENES: Riff and TonyTony and MariaTony, Maria, and BernardoTony and Doc scene

SONGS: I Feel Pretty Maria, One Hand One Heart MariaA Boy LIke That Maria

SCENES: Maria and AnitaTony and MariaTony, Maria, and Bernardo

–  SONGS: America Anita, A Boy Like That Anita

SCENES: Maria and AnitaAnita and BernardoDoc and Anita


Bernardo – SCENES: Tony, Maria, and BernardoAnita and Bernardo


RiffSONGS: Jet Song

SCENES: Riff, Gang, AnybodysJets LinesRiff and Tony


Gang membersSONGSGee, Officer Krupke-JetsJet Song-Gang  (choose a comfortable note on the ending), Tonight – Gangs (both Jet and Shark lyrics)

SCENESJets LinesRiff, Gang, Anybodys


Rosalia/Francesca/ConsueloSONG: I Feel Pretty Rosalia Francesca Consuelo  (choose a part and know the solos)


Jet GirlfriendsSCENE: Riff, Gang, Anybodys


Anybody’sSCENES:  Jets LinesRiff, Gang, Anybodys


DocSCENES:  Riff, Gang, AnybodysDoc and AnitaTony and Doc scene