Grove Theatre Summer Musical Project

27 February 2013

West Side Story

Would you like to be part of the one of the most successful musicals of all time? West Side Story will be brought to life on stage at the Grove Theatre this August. The Grove Education Department is looking for talented 10-21 year olds to audition for this summer’s project and enjoy a few fabulous summer weeks.

Set in the 1950s, West Side Story is an adaptation of Shakespeares’s classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The musical is set in New York City, where rival street gangs the Jets and the Sharks battle for territory and respect. Amidst all this rivalry, Tony, a Jet and Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks, meet at a dance and fall in love, testing the bonds of family and friendship, will their love destroy all the people they love around them…

Do you see yourself performing in front of live audiences? Are you the next Tony or Maria? Get down to the Grove Theatre on Sunday 28th April from 10am to join the audition-mania.

Are you aged 14-21? Are you a talented musician at Grade 5 or above? Grove Theatre is also offering you the wonderful opportunity to be part of the project as a musician, playing the sensational music from West Side Story. Ever wanted to work backstage? Six lucky people will have the chance to work behind the scenes on the project and be guided by a fully professional technical team.

A fantastic chance for young people to get together, meet new people and learn from some of the best professional theatre practitioners in the performing arts industry.

The project will run between Saturday 3rd August and Saturday 17th August with performances to the public on Thursday 15th August at 7.30pm, Friday 16th August at 7.30pm and Saturday 17th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Auditions for West Side Story will take place on Sunday 28th April from 10am at the Grove Theatre.

To register for the audition or apply for a place backstage or as a musician please visit and download the relevant pack. Alternatively, please contact Anna Elmore on 01582 884185 or e-mail