Auditions begin for ‘West Side Story’ production

Sacha Lin

Auditions began Monday for the upper school theater department’s 2015 fall musical “West Side Story”.

The musical is about gang warfare, but it is based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and was written by Stephen Sondheim.

Singing auditions are slated for today, acting auditions are scheduled for tomorrow, and dance auditions are set for Thursday. Makeup auditions and callbacks will be held on Friday.

The musical will be co-directed by Ted Walch and Michele Spears. Daniel Faltus will serve as the musical director.

There will be an invited guest preview on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.

Regular performances will be on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. All of the shows will be performed in the Rugby Auditorium.