Audition Info and Signups

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN May 11, 12, and 14, with callbacks on May 17.
Signups will open in mid-April 2020, and more details will be posted to this page as we get closer to auditions.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Click here to learn about our approach to this groundbreaking, timeless show.

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.

CHARACTERGENDERCHARACTER AGE RANGE (AND ACTOR AGE RANGE)EXTRA DETAILS
LEADING ROLES
MariaF16-20 (actress in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)Beautiful soprano with strong Acting; Romantic lead
TonyM19-23 (actor in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)Strong Tenor with solid Acting; Romantic lead
PRIMARY JETS
RiffM19-23 (actor in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)Strong Actor/Dancer Baritone Soloist; Jets' Leader
ActionM17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos
A-RabM17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos
Baby JohnM15-17 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos; comic and younger
SnowboyM16-19 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actor with Lines
Big DealM16-19 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actor w/ Lines & Singing Highlights
DieselM16-20 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actor with Lines & Solos
AnybodysF15-19 (actress in Teens or Twenties)Strong Actress playing Tomboy role
GraziellaF16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actress with Lines; Action's girlfriend
VelmaF16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actress with Lines; Riff's girlfriend
PRIMARY SHARKS
AnitaF19-24 (actress in Teens, Twenties or young 30s)Strong Dancer & Actress with Solo ability; Strong Personality
BernardoM19-23 (actor in Teens, Twenties, or young 30s)Strong Dancer/Actor with lines; Sharks' Leader
ChinoM16-19 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Strong Actor/Dancer with Lines; Maria's boyfriend
RosaliaF16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)"America" soloist; Dancer/Actress with Lines
ConsueloF16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)"I Feel Pretty" singer; Dancer/Actress with Lines
FranciscaF16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)"I Feel Pretty" singer; Dancer/Actress with Lines
PepeM17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Actor/Dancer w/ lines
IndioM17-21 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Actor/Dancer w/ lines
THE ADULTS
DocM50s (actor in 30s)Strong Actor with many lines guiding the boys
Lieutenant ShrankM40s-50s (actor in 20s or 30s)Strong Actor; tough cop
Officer KrupkeM20s-30s Comic Actor; cop
Glad HandsM20s-30sComic Actor; Teacher at School Dance
SUPPORTING ROLES
Girl (also another role)F15-21 (actress in teens, 20s, or young 30s)beautiful soprano solo "Somewhere"
Sharks: Luis, Anxious, Nibbles3 M16-20 (actor in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actors
Shark Girls: Teresita, Estella2 F16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actresses
Jet Girls: Minnie, Clarice, Pauline, Patty, Irene5 F16-20 (actress in Teens or Twenties)Dancer/Actresses

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin MAY 2020. 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 21-26, with required strike (take down of all set/lighting/clean-up) on July 27.

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 auditions@upperroomtheatreministry.org.