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    • (Musical)WEST SIDE STORY
    • SYNOPSIS (COURTESY OF MTI)“Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.”
    • CAST Cast size: Large (over 20) Cast Type: Ethnic Roles, Showcases trained dancers, Showcases trained singers, Star Vehicle - Female, Star Vehicle - Male, Strong/Large Chorus, Teenage Roles Dance requirement: Heavy (Extensive Dance Sections/Solos) Casting notes: 4 Men, 2 Women, Large ethnically diverse ensemble. Character Breakdown ANITA Marias saucy older friend. Bernardos girl. Mezzo-Soprano BERNARDO Marias brother, leader of the Sharks. CHINO Marias angry young suitor. Bernardos friend. DETECTIVE SCHRANK DOC A weary old candy store owner GLAD HAND A fidgety chaperone MARIA Puerto Rican ingenue. Bernardos sister. Soprano OFFICER KRUPKE A cop RIFF Quick-tempered leader of the Jets. Baritone THE JETS Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece and Tiger THE JETS GIRLS Graziella, Velma, Minnie, Clarice, Pauline, and Anybodys-a tagalong tomboy THE SHARKS Pepe, Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose THE SHARKS GIRLS Rosalia-Anitas foil in "America", Consuelo, Teresita, Francisca, Estella and Margarita TONY Former Jet leader gone straight. Tenor or Baritone
    • ORCHESTRA Orchestra Size LARGE Instrumentation: Doublings: BASS CELLO I & II CELLO III & IV DRUMS TRAP SET GUITAR CLASSICAL GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR HORNS 1 & 2 KEYBOARD PERCUSSION 1 (MALLETS) CASTANETS, CHIMES, CLAVES, CONGA, FINGER CYMBALS, GLOCKENSPIEL, GOURD, GUIRO, MARACAS, POLICE WHISTLE, RATCHET, SLIDE WHISTLE, SMALL MARACAS, SNARE DRUM, TAM- TAM, TAMBOURINES, TEMPLE BLOCKS, TIMBALES, TRIANGLE, VIBRAPHONE, WOODBLOCK, XYLOPHONE, 2 SUSPENDED CYMBALS, 3 BONGOS, 3 COWBELLS, 4 PITCHED DRUMS REED 1 ALTO SAXOPHONE, BASS CLARINET, CLARINET, FLUTE, PICCOLO REED 2 Bb CLARINET, BASS CLARINET, Eb CLARINET REED 3 Bb CLARINET, BARITONE SAXOPHONE, BASS CLARINET, ENGLISH HORN, FLUTE, OBOE, PICCOLO, TENOR SAXOPHONE REED 4 BASS CLARINET, BASS SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, FLUTE, PICCOLO, SOPRANO SAX REED 5 BASSOON TROMBONE 1 TROMBONE 2 TRUMPET 1 TRUMPET 2 TRUMPET 3 VIOLIN I & II VIOLIN III & IV VIOLIN V & VI VIOLIN VII
    • SET Obviously urban  Need a raised platform for the fire escape/balcony scene  Will feature some type of second story-There appears to be flexibility about how one designs this second story.  Will most likely be similarly colored to Macbeth or Guys and Dolls (Techies will have to learn to love grey again).
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    • MUSIC “America” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKXKkgQf 51A “Tonight” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLNOTvR 34BA&feature=related