Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.
Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6 pm – 9 pm.
You must audition and be cast to be in this class. Please see below about additional dates and extended times as we get closer to the actual performances as well as audition information. Please make sure the scheduled performance dates are available dates for your students before registering.
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
Friday, March 24 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 pm (possible performance)
See Tuition Rates. Tuition will be collected before auditions. Those accepted into the program will continue to be charged a monthly tuition amount through Jan, 2023. Please refer to the policies for detailed information. Please note that this class has a dance requirement.
All students must be registered in dance or show proof of taking dance at another studio by Sept. 1st. If neither of those have happened, students will be automatically enrolled in a dance class that has openings and parents will be charged for the dance class along with the tuition for the Advanced Musical Theatre class. See the Tuition Rates page for examples.
Those not accepted into the program will be refunded any specific tuition paid towards the Advanced Musical Theatre class (only). Adjustments will be made to monthly tuition based on other registrations.
This is an advanced class for students serious about musical theatre. The class has a dance requirement (see information under Tuition below). In addition, we expect students to be enrolled in choir at school or taking private voice lessons.
Note: All students who register must audition and be accepted into the program.
Note: We will not be limiting the number of students who can initially register. So, if a student turns 10 this summer, you can either wait to register, or contact us and we’ll help get your student registered.
A registration fee will be assessed at the time of registration. A performance fee will be assessed on Oct. 1, 2022. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Note: Sibling registration and performance fees are discounted. See Tuition page for details.
This program is for serious students. Therefore, all those cast are expected to be enrolled in dance classes (at Not Just Dance OR elsewhere) and be either enrolled in music classes at school or taking private voice lessons. More specific requirements may be placed on other roles. See casting for information.
West Side Story Audition Information All students must audition and be cast in order too participate in this program
Audition dates are as follows
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Call Backs (if needed and by invitation only)
6 pm – 9 pm
Please let us know if you have conflicts for call backs.
*Register for an “Advanced” Audition. You will be auditioning with students who are also auditioning for Les Miserables. So, if you are interested in both, you only need to do one audition. However, if you are auditioning for both, please prepare 2 different monologues in order to show your strengths for each show. Since this is an advanced class, we expect that all students will do their homework in terms of understanding the different characters (beyond “the leads”).
Scroll to the bottom and register for an audition slot. Plan to stay for the entire 3 hours.
- Prepare 32 bars of music. Please pick from a musical (no pop music or rock music). Please bring a bluetooth compatible device. No accompanist will be available. Acapella is acceptable, however, not recommended.
- Prepare a 1 minute monologue. Please ensure that your monologue is age appropriate. No foul language.
- Come to the audition prepared for movement. (A bit of choreography will be taught at the audition)
- Fill out the Audition Form. Bring it, along with a small photo. (If a resume/headshot is available, please bring that along with the Audition Form). The audition form will be provided to registered students.
ALL students must be registered for West Side Story to audition.
If you have a conflict with the audition dates/times, please let us know at the time of registration. We will set up a separate audition for you.
West Side Story Dates & Information
Aug 31; Sept 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14; Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 22, 25; Mar 1, 8, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26
ALL classes are held Wednesdays from 6 pm – 9 pm EXCEPT as follows:
- Saturday, Feb 25 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
- Wednesday, March 1 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
- Wednesday, March 8 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
- Wednesday, March 15 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
- Saturday, March 18 (1:00 pm – 5:00pm)
- Monday, March 20 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
- Tuesday, March 21 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Performances: Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 24 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 25 at 7:00pm, Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 pm (possible performance)
Note: All rehearsals are important. Students/Parents will be asked to provide a conflict list at auditions. If students are excused, they are expected to learn any material they missed. Since this class moves quickly, all students are expected to memorize songs, lines, choreography and blocking by the due dates set by the Directors. The mandatory dress rehearsals are Feb. 25; March 1, 8, 15, 18, 20, 21.