24th Jan, 2019

Audition call as Hippodrome looks to find new talent for West Side Story

Correspondent 8th Jan, 2019

THE Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre is looking to unearth hidden young talent for its first ever youth production of West Side Story on the main stage in August 2019.

Based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of teenage love on the streets of New York.

Open auditions are being held for anyone aged 14 to 25 years-old with a talent for singing, dancing, acting or performing.

Producers are looking for a diverse, eclectic cast with raw talent, so from breakin’ to ballet, or street dance to soul, all talent is welcome.

There is no need to have any stage experience or formal training.

Initial auditions take place on Saturday or Sunday January 26-27 in the form of an hour and a half workshop.

Everyone auditioning must prepare an excerpt of a song to share on the day that is no longer than 90 seconds, it can either be musical theatre, RnB or jazz.

For more information, anyone interested in applying should the Birmingham Hippodrome online and look for West Side Story.

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