Steven Spielberg’s remake of the classic musical “West Side Story” is reportedly looking to cast dancers ages 15-25 to be part of both The Sharks and The Jets, two rival gangs with a bitter rivalry.
The casting will take place in New York City tomorrow (Tuesday September 11th) with a 9-10:30am sign-in for men, and 1-2:30pm sign-in for women – both at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy at 29 Jay Street in Brooklyn. Those attending must:
“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 heels, ballet or jazz flats, and a rehearsal skirt.
In addition, please prepare a shortcut (16 bars) of a classic musical theatre song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a recent photo and resume with contact information stapled back-to-back to leave behind. We will be seeing talent on a first come, first served basis to learn a dance combination.
If you cannot attend this open call, please email a video of yourself singing with your headshot, resume and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
An initial casting call went out in New York City several months ago for the new film which Tony Kushner is adapting from the original Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical.
There will also be a casting call in Puerto Rico on Thursday, September 27th and in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9th. Full details are up at Vital Thrills.