For many, our first introduction to this 'West Side Story' was via the 1961 romantic drama film starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, this movie, an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, introduced us to this much beloved story, which was inspired by Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.'

This tale of forbidden, "star-crossed" love has captivated audiences for years. The drama between the Jets and the Sharks, not to mention the irresistible songs has made it a mainstay in our collective pop culture psyche.

Now, you have an opportunity to become a part of it.

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Due to Covid-19, auditions are being handled a bit differently, however. Tyler Civic Theatre Center is hosting, by appointment, online auditions on May 25 and 26. If you, or someone you know, has ever dreamed of pursuing acting and would love your shot to take the stage, you can sign up for your audition here.

We will be hosting online auditions for Tyler Civic Theatre Center's production of 'West Side Story' by appointment on May 25 and 26. If you're in need of help with music or choreography information for the audition, you can get it here.

Break a leg. ;)

Tyler Civic Theatre Center has shared the production team who are committed to bringing this show to life. See below. Also, for show dates and additional information, check out their website.

Music and & Artistic Directors: John and Kim Hodges
Choreographer: Steve Jones
Dance Captains: Nick Sheffield & Jaylon Crump
Producers: Amanda Spangler, David Dickerson, John Baggett
Technical Director: Dave Dickson

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