Open Casting Call For West Side Story


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Steven Spielberg will direct a feature film adaptation of West Side Story. The adaptation is by Tony Kushner. The search for the roles of the SHARKS, JETS, SHARK GIRLS, and JET GIRLS has started.

There will be an open dance call on October 29 2018. If you are interested in attending the dance call, please follow the instructions listed here.

Time and Location

Men and women will be seen separately. The location for the open dance call is the Miami City Ballet at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. West Side Story Monday, October 29.

Searching for the Sharks and the Jets, both male and female. The sharks are LatinX and The Jets are Caucasian.


9 AM to 10:30 AM sign in for men


1 PM to to 2:30 PM sign in for women.


Looking for performers between 15 to 25 years old. A strong dance background is required, and must also be able to sing.

In Preparation

Please 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 character heels ballet or jazz flats and a rehearsal skirt

Talent will be seen on a first first come, first served basis to learn the dance combination.

In addition please prepare a short cut (16 bars) of a classical musical theatre song. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

You must also bring a photo/resume with contact information stapled back to back.

If you can’t make it to the casting location

If you are unable to attend the live open call, you may email a video of yourself dancing and singing for this role. Include your headshot, resume and contact information.

Send it to this email address: [email protected]


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Alan Gray is an entertainment writer and editor who writes stories about new movies as they are released.

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