West Side Story Auditions

UPDATE: The audition sides provided in the audition packet will no longer be read at the initial auditions. New audition sides will be provided to those invited to callbacks. Initial vocal auditions will now be five minutes long rather than ten. If you have already signed up for a vocal audition slot via Doodle, your chosen time will remain the same. If you have any questions, or if you need to change your time slot, please email director Michael Pirovano at WestSideDirector@IlliniStudentMusicals.org.

We are thrilled to announce auditions for the Illini Student Musicals production of West Side Story! The audition packet, containing all necessary information for audition preparation can be found here. The provided audition sides are only for initial vocal auditions. Different sides will be used at callbacks, and will be provided when the callback list is released.

In order to audition, you must first do three things:

1. Fill out the audition form, found here.

2. Sign up for a 5-minute vocal audition slot using the Doodle found here.

3. Sign up for a 90-minute dance audition slot using the Doodle found here.

Vocal Auditions will be held on September 2nd and 3rd at your chosen audition time in the Music Building, room MB1180.

Dance Auditions will be held on September 4th at your chosen audition time in the Illini Union Ballroom.

Invited Callbacks will be held on September 5th in the Music Building, room MB1180; more information forthcoming.

View the link below for an excellent example of a Puerto Rican accent. We ask that all those auditioning for a member of the Sharks give their best attempt at an accent during auditions. However, don't feel intimidated - audition casting is not purely based on the your ability to recreate an accent!


If you have a conflict with any of the audition requirements and would still like to audition, please contact director Michael Pirovano at WestSideDirector@IlliniStudentMusicals.org to make alternate arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

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