MPAC Announces 2017 Spring Musical: West Side Story
MPAC’s fifth annual spring musical will be West Side Story. Auditions will take place Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16 from 4 pm – 9 pm at the Theatre for principal roles and ensembles. Auditions for dancers will be Wednesday, February 22 from 4 pm – 5 pm. Details on casting and auditions can be found here.
MPAC is looking for talented young and diverse performers between 14-23. They should be excellent singers, actors and dancers.
The show will be directed by Cathy Roy. Musical Director is Charles Santoro. The show will be staged Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is transported to the turbulent streets of New York City in the 1950s as star-crossed lovers are caught between rival street gangs. West Side Story originally opened on Broadway in 1957. The original musical featured music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins.
Previously, MPAC has produced Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2013), Hairspray (2014), Les Miserables (2015) and Mary Poppins (2016).