20th Century Fox has announced a West Side Story casting call in New York City for dancers between 15 and 25 years old! To be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg, West Side Story will be a new film version of the Broadway musical. Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner has written the adaptation of the 1957 musical, originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, with music by Leonard Bernstein, and original concept, direction, and choreography by Jerome Robbins.
Casting directors are looking for males and females to fill the roles of The Sharks and The Jets. The Sharks are Latinx and The Jets are Caucasian. Those auditioning should be between 15 and 25 years old. They must be able to sing, and a strong dance background is required.
West Side Story Casting Call Information:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Sign-in for men
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Sign-in for women
Gelsey Kirkland Academy
29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Instructions from the studio:
Please come warmed up and ready to dance in the proper attire and shoes. Men should wear comfortable movement clothes and bring jazz shoes or sneakers. Women should wear comfortable movement clothes and bring heels, ballet or jazz flats, and a rehearsal skirt.
In addition, please prepare a short cut (16 bars) of a classic musical theatre song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
Please also bring a recent photo and resume with contact information stapled back-to-back to leave behind.
We will be seeing talent on a first come, first served basis to learn a dance combination.
If you cannot attend this open call, please email a video of yourself singing with your headshot, resume and contact information to [email protected].
There will also be a West Side Story casting call in Puerto Rico on Thursday, September 27, 2018, and in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.