AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN MAY 2021.
Signups will open in mid-April 2021, and more details will be posted to this page as we get closer to auditions.
CAST: ALL roles are open to rising 9th-12th graders, college students, and young adults in their 20s and 30s. If we make any age exceptions, they will posted here as we get closer to audition signups in April 2020.
|CHARACTER||GENDER||CHARACTER AGE RANGE (AND ACTOR AGE RANGE)||EXTRA DETAILS|
|Maria||F||16-20 (actress in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)||Beautiful soprano with strong Acting; Romantic lead|
|Tony||M||19-23 (actor in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)||Strong Tenor with solid Acting; Romantic lead|
|Riff||M||19-23 (actor in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)||Strong Actor/Dancer Baritone Soloist; Jets' Leader|
|Action||M||17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos|
|A-Rab||M||17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos|
|Baby John||M||15-17 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos; comic and younger|
|Snowboy||M||16-19 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actor with Lines|
|Big Deal||M||16-19 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actor w/ Lines & Singing Highlights|
|Diesel||M||16-20 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos|
|Anybodys||F||15-19 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||Strong Actress playing Tomboy role|
|Graziella||F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actress with Lines; Action's girlfriend|
|Velma||F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actress with Lines; Riff's girlfriend|
|Anita||F||19-24 (actress in Teens, Twenties or young 30s)||Strong Dancer & Actress with Solo ability; Strong Personality|
|Bernardo||M||19-23 (actor in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)||Strong Dancer/Actor with lines; Sharks' Leader|
|Chino||M||16-19 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Strong Actor/Dancer with Lines; Maria's boyfriend|
|Rosalia||F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||"America" soloist; Dancer/Actress with Lines|
|Consuelo||F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||"I Feel Pretty" singer; Dancer/Actress with Lines|
|Francisca||F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||"I Feel Pretty" singer; Dancer/Actress with Lines|
|Pepe||M||17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Actor/Dancer w/ lines|
|Indio||M||17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Actor/Dancer w/ lines|
|Doc||M||50s (actor in 30s)||Strong Actor with many lines guiding the boys|
|Lieutenant Shrank||M||40s-50s (actor in 20s or 30s)||Strong Actor; tough cop|
|Officer Krupke||M||20s-30s||Comic Actor; cop|
|Glad Hands||M||20s-30s||Comic Actor; Teacher at School Dance|
|Girl (also another role)||F||15-21 (actress in teens, 20s, or young 30s)||beautiful soprano solo "Somewhere"|
|Sharks: Luis, Anxious, Nibbles||3 M||16-20 (actor in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actors|
|Shark Girls: Teresita, Estella||2 F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actresses|
|Jet Girls: Minnie, Clarice, Pauline, Patty, Irene||5 F||16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)||Dancer/Actresses|
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin MAY 2021. Those cast will only be called to rehearsals when needed, sometimes for parts of rehearsals as well (you will not be called to every single rehearsal until July). The bulk of rehearsals will happen on Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm, Sundays from 5:00-10:00pm and two additional floating weekday evenings from 6:30-10:00pm. Those preparing to audition should do everything possible to keep those dates and times available.
PERFORMANCES: The production will run July 20-25, with required strike (take down of all set/lighting/clean-up) on July 26.
REQUIREMENTS: We WILL have roles for non-dancers available in the cast. Audition song and dance requirements will be posted here as we get closer to auditions.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Upper Room Theatre Ministry is sponsored by All Saints Catholic Church. Casting will result in a mixture of members from All Saints in addition to those outside the church membership. We certainly welcome anyone within the required age ranges to audition. Be aware that because we are a ministry, we incorporate prayer into our rehearsal process by beginning and ending our rehearsals with prayer and dedicating our efforts to God. You don’t have to be Catholic, just open to allowing faith into the theatrical process.
Everyone is a volunteer. Any money that is made as a fruit of the production is directly contributed to helping pay for theatrical renovations and youth ministry spiritual opportunities and missions.
Anyone involved with our production over 18 must be Virtus-approved (this is our child protection program, since we will have people involved with the production under 18). It’s EASY to be approved as long as you fill out paperwork (this is the link to Virtus paperwork), permit a background check, and attend a 3-hour training on a Saturday morning. You can learn more at www.virtus.org (our diocese is Arlington). You do NOT need to do this prior to auditioning.
QUESTIONS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.