Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host Local Auditions for Roles in West Side Story on Friday, September 4

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Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host Local Auditions for Roles in West Side Story on Friday, September 4

August 24, 2015

Asolo Repertory Theatre will host local auditions for the roles of Lt. Schrank and Glad Hand in its upcoming production of West Side Story on Friday, September 4,  2015. Asolo Rep is seeking one local Equity or non-Equity actor to play both roles.

Mertz Theatre (LORT B):


West Side Story
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents

Directed by Joey McKneely

First Rehearsal: 10/13/2015

First Preview:  11/10/2015

Closing: 12/27/2015


[LIEUTENANT SCHRANK] – Early 40s – Early 60s. Plainclothes policeman used to being in charge, superficially pleasant to cover his venom, fear, and bigotry. Non-singing. Also Plays GLAD HAND.


[GLAD HAND] Early 40s – Early 60s. Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director/chaperone at the local gym dance. Non-singing. Also plays LIEUTENANT SCHRANK.

Friday, September 4, 2015 from 11am to 7pm

Asolo Repertory Theatre Rehearsal Hall
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243


Actors will be asked to prepare sides from West Side Story. Appropriate sides will be emailed after confirmation of audition appointment.


Please bring 2 copies of picture and résumé, glued or stapled together.


For an appointment, please email [email protected] or call 941.351.9010 ext 3313 with a message stating your preferred audition time and your Equity status. Email bookings are strongly preferred.

For more information about Asolo Rep, visit


Theatre’s statement: “Most Equity roles for the 2015-2016 season have been cast from our resident company.  Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. All roles except bit parts are understudied. Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to equal opportunity employment and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. “Non-traditional casting” is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors, or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, sex or ability is not germane.”



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