California Regional Theatre is excited to produce Broadway's best! Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.
"West Side Story"
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 lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among 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.
- 32 bar cut (about 1 minute and 30 seconds long). DO NOT SING AN ENTIRE SONG.
- Must sing along to a track/accompaniment of some sort. No acapella auditions.
- Must sing a musical theater song. No pop, country, etc.
West Side Story as it was intended is a dance-heavy show with nearly every cast member dancing at some point. Failure to submit a dance audition video may put an individual out of consideration for a role. You have two choices for submitting your dance audition video:
- Wear comfortable clothing so that the lines of the body may be seen.
Here is the YouTube link to the dance audition demo: DEMO
The music is "Cool" from West Side Story: The New Broadway Cast Recording, 3:14-3:53. Here is the link to the music that will start at the 3:10 mark: MUSIC