SKyPAC, in partnership with Orchestra Kentucky, Announces Auditions for West Side Story

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), in partnership with Orchestra Kentucky, announces auditions for the musical theater classic “West Side Story”, to be performed at the end of August 2013.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” “West Side Story” is a tale of immigrant families in New York’s West Side and the plight of young star-crossed lovers – Tony and Maria – attempting to create an idyllic world for themselves despite the warring gangs – the Jets and Sharks – from which they come.

Orchestra Kentucky will provide full, live orchestral accompaniment, as composed by Leonard Bernstein, with Jeff Reed as music director and conductor.

Auditions for roles portraying ages from 16 to 25 years of age and four adult male non singing parts will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and by appointment at SKyPAC. Those auditioning for gang member roles will be asked to sing and will be taught a short dance combination during the auditions. Previous experience is not required. For more information about being a part of this production please call 270-904-5000 or email

Download the flyer: WestSideStory_Flyer

-Faith Holley

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About The SKyPAC

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) is a multi-use arts facility located in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky. that is currently under construction and set to open in March 10, 2012 with Opening Night featuring LeAnn Rimes. Tickets are on sale now for Opening Night call our ticket office at 270.904.1880 or visit us online to purchase your tickets today! SKyPAC will house the South Central Kentucky region’s largest performing arts hall, as well as numerous smaller performance spaces and rehearsal rooms. Highlights of the new arts facility include: an 1,800 seat state-of-the-art performance hall that will serve as the home of Orchestra Kentucky, a 200 seat flexible studio theater for intimate theatrical productions, several multifunctional rehearsal halls and classrooms for students, schools and local arts organizations to use as they prepare for live performances, an outdoor amphitheater for ‘theater under the stars’ and an indoor art gallery space to exhibit the works of local and regional artists.

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