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WSS Audition Information

Membership and Show Fees - Membership Form Download

To become a performing member of ELOC you have to join to be part of our membership. There are two ways to become a performing member of the company: by successfully gaining a singing part in our open auditions (see below for details) or by doing a company audition in front of the committee. From 2017 our annual membership fee is £35 (there are reduced rates for students). We also ask for a £75 show fee. For further details please speak to any committee member.

Auditioning For A Principal Part In An ELOC Show

Our next set of main auditions will be for our Autumn 2018 show: 'West Side Story'. Details as follows:

Date: Sunday 20th May 2018
Time: 1.00pm onwards
Venue: The Good Shepherd Church Hall, Station Approach Road, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5AH

When filling out your audition form you must be clear about any holiday commitments or any other periods of unavailability, if you are worried about this, please discuss this with the production team ahead of your audition. ELOC are pleased to hold open auditions, meaning you don't have to be a member of the society to be able to audtion. Any non-member wanting to audition is required to pay an audition fee of £5, which, if successful in joining the company after the auditions, is redeemable against your annual membership fee.

If you have any questions about the ELOC audition process or becoming an ELOC member please contact the ELOC Committee by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Audition Forms

Audition forms can be downloaded from the following links:

Returning Your Form

Audition forms must be filled out and sent back to the audition secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Wednesday 17th May 2018.


Launch Pack

Monday evening was packed with lots of information about the show, if you were unable to make the launch evening but are interested in performing, then please download a copy of the launch pack for your perusal.


Character Audition Pieces

GROUP NAME M/F PART
SIZE
PLAYING
AGE
VOICE DESCRIPTION AUDITION PIECES
DIALOGUE SINGING
The Jets
Dance ability required & NY accents        

Riff, the leader

M Lead

21-25

Tenor
top: G4
bottom: A2

A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo.

Tony, his friend M Lead 21-25 Tenor
top: C4
bottom:Bb2

A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Needs to have a fabulous voice.

Action M Support 16-25 Tenor

The most quick-tempered member of the Jets, always ready for a fight.

A-Rab

M Support 16-25

Baritone

Slightly less quick tempered than Action. Baby John’s best friend.

Baby John

M Support c.16 Tenor

The youngest gang member. Beaten up in the opening sequence. In awe of everything.

Diesel, Riff’s lieutenant

M Support

16-25

Baritone

Second in command who takes over after Riff’s death. Bg, slow, steady.

Page 94-95 (Read Snow- boy)

Snowboy

M Featured

16-25

Baritone

Gang member

Big Deal

M Featured

16-25

Any voice

Gang member

Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece, Tiger etc

M Ensemble

16-25

Any voice

Jet men (Others can be added)

 

The Sharks
Dance ability required & Spanish accents

     
  
Bernardo, the leader M Lead 21-25 Baritone
top: E2
bottom: G4

A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend.

Tonight until bar 50
Chino, his friend M

Support

16-25

Any voice

In love with Maria, and her intended husband. Sweet-faced and naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful when he feels wronged.

Page 84-86
Pepe M

Featured

16-25

Baritone

Bernado’s right hand man.

Page 75 (Read Ber- nardo)
Indio M

Featured

16-25

Any voice

Gang member

Luis M

Featured

16-25

Any voice

Gang member

Anxious, Nibbles, Jua-
no, Toro, Moose
M

Ensemble

16-25

Any voice

Shark men (Others can be added)

Jet Girls
Dance ability required & NY accents

Anybodys

Featured

16-25

Any voice

A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart.

 

Velma, Riff’s girl

F

Featured

16-25

Mezzo

Young, sexy, lost in the world of jive.

Page 49-50 (Read Grazi- ella)

I feel Pretty (One verse)

Graziella, Diesel’s girl

F

Featured

16-25

Mezzo

Young, again sexy.

Minnie, Clarice, etc

F Ensemble 16-25

Any voice

Jet girls (Others can be added)

Shark Girls
Dance ability required & Spanish accents

Maria, Bernardo’s sister

F

Lead

18-25

Soprano. Range Bb3-C3

A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the centre of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Needs to have a fabulous voice.

Anita, Bernardo’s girl

F

Lead

21-25

Strong alto belt. Range F3-F5

Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend.

Rosalia, Indio’s girl

F

Support

16-25

Mezzo

More demure, not too bright.

Page 78-79 (Chose a part to read)

Consuelo, Pepe’s girl

F

Featured

16-25

Mezzo

Tough, young Puerto Rican girl who has bleached her hair blond.

Francisca, Luis’s girl

F

Support

16-25

Soprano

Quirky girl who is also not very bright.

Teresita, Estella, etc

F

Ensemble

16-25

Any voice

Shark girls. (Others can be added)

The Adults
NY accents required. No Dance

Doc

M

Featured

50-70

N/A

The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways.

N/A

Detective Schrank

M

Featured

35-60

N/A

A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.

N/A

Krupke

M

Featured

35-60

N/A

The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.

N/A

Glad Hand

M/F

Featured

35-60

N/A

Smiling, nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped teacher who organises the kids at the school dance (“Mambo”)

N/A

Adults

M/F

Limited Chorus

35-60

Various

Sing ‘There’s a Place’ in harmony on stage. A few ‘walk on’ parts. Potential pit singers.

N/A N/A

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