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The Renaissance Theatre and Mansfield Symphony announce virtual auditions for the 2021 West Side Story in Concert which will take place live on stage March 20 at the Renaissance Theatre. Auditions are open to performers ages 16 or older. All diversities are encouraged to submit as the Renaissance maintains a policy of ethnically appropriate casting.

Seeking to fill the following roles:

  • Maria – Latina, late teens/early twenties, classical soprano – Bflat3-C6
  • Tony – Late teens/early twenties, classical tenor, B2-Bflat4
  • Anita – Latina, 20s-30s, mezzo, F3-D5
  • Bernardo – Latino, 20s-30s, Baritone/Tenor, Bflat2-Eflat4
  • Riff – Late teens/early twenties, Bflat2-G4
  • Ensemble of 3 Men/3 Women

All roles are paid and all safety, masking and social distancing policies are strictly enforced. Rehearsals will begin March 16-20, 2021. Performance is March 20 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Auditionees are asked to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please submit a resume and video including an introduction and your audition to [email protected]

Parties interested in submitting an audition should do so via an unlisted YouTube video link with the subject heading “[Your Name] – West Side Story Audition Submission” Please do not include a video file as an attachment in your email. The deadline to submit your audition is February 2, 2021

Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, West Side Story is set amid the racial tensions in the slums of mid-century New York City. With an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, it contains such classics as One Hand One Heart, I Feel Pretty, Tonight, Somewhere, and Maria.

The Renaissance Theatre is a performing arts theater located at 138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio. For more information about the Ren, visit rentickets.org or contact [email protected].

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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