West Side Story – An Open Dance Call

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Casting for a new Steven Spielberg feature film adaptation of West Side Story by Tony Kushner. A New York casting office has begun the search for the roles of the SHARKS, JETS, SHARK GIRLS, and JET GIRLS.

There will be an open dance call in Miami on October 29 2018. If you are interested in attending the dance call on October 29th, please follow the instructions listed below.

Time

West Side Story Monday, October 29. It is a 9 AM to 10:30 AM sign in for men and 1 PM to to 2:30 PM sign in for women.

Location

The location for the open dance call will be the Miami City Ballet at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139.

As noted, they are searching for the sharks and the jets, both male and female. The sharks are LatinX and The Jets are Caucasian.

Looking for performers between 15 to 25 years old. A strong dance background is required, and must also be able to sing.

Preparation

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 character heels ballet or jazz flats and a rehearsal skirt

Talent will be seen on a first first come, first served basis to learn the dance combination.

In addition please prepare a short cut (16 bars) of a classical musical theatre song. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Please also bring a photo/resume with contact information stapled back to back.

Video Casting

For anyone unable to attend the open call, please email the video of yourself dancing and singing with your headshot, resume and contact information to this email address: [email protected]

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