Audition for CCT
Auditions for West Side Story – Full Details can be found at ShortNorthStage.org
Auditions will be held AUGUST 24-25, 2019 at the Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. By appointment only – email your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Rehearsals Start: September 24
Performances: October 17-November 17
Director/Choreographer: Edward Carignan
Co-Choreographer: Trevor Schmidt
Musical Director: Zac DelMonte
Doc (50 -60) Male, spoken role, no dance experience. The owner of the candy 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. No dance background required.
Bernardo (20-30) Male, Bb2-Eb4, strong dance background required. A proud, strong, handsome man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria’s brother and Anita’s boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.
Anybodys (18-22) Female, spoken role, experienced dance role. 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.
Jet Males (Dancers) (16-20s) Male, experienced dance role. Member of the Jets.
Jet Females (Dancers) (16-20s) Female, experienced dance role. Member of the Jets.
Shark Males (Dancers) (16-20s) Male, experienced dance role. Member of the Sharks.
Shark Females (Dancers) (16-20s) Female, experienced dance role. Member of the Sharks.
CCT holds auditions for nearly all of its main stage productions. Children will typically play child roles, while adults play adult roles. All adult actors are paid.
Rehearsing and performing a show is a great responsibility. Rehearsals are generally Sunday – Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm for 5-8 weeks depending upon the production. Due to the level of commitment, child actors must be at least 10 years old to be cast in a production.
For most productions, CCT offers an Audition Workshop a few days before each audition date. This workshop is an opportunity for actors to work on their audition piece with one of CCT’s teaching artists.