Revealing the cast for West Side Story
Rehearsals for West Side Story, our eagerly-awaited musical production, are well underway. Our talented and strong cast is made up of 70 performers, 20 backstage crew and 33 musicians. The show will be presented on Wednesday 1st July 2020 – Friday 3rd July 2020 and it will be one not to be missed. After a term of workshop-style auditions, we have now cast the show with principal roles being taken by students across all Year groups, from 7 to 13.
We have begun by choreographing the prologue. The prologue shows the struggle for control of the neighbourhood on the West Side of New York City and, with 70 performers dancing all around the hall, it will be a spectacular opening with dance, music and stage combat. The opening scene has been choreographed and taught to all by Mrs Fox, along with Ellie Lonsdale, Usha Rai and Grace Stones, all Sixth Form CTEC Performing Arts Students.
The production is being directed by Mr Birdsall and Mr Henderson, with choreography by Mrs Fox and musical direction by Mr Boyd. Further information on tickets for the production will be released after the Easter break so ensure you check back and get your tickets fast so not to be disappointed.