The 12th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience presents
West Side Story
The Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE) provides the opportunity for local area high school students to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local theatre professionals at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heartwrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th
Dancer and Acrobat Auditions: 10:00am
Technician Meeting: 1:00pm
Performer Auditions: 2:00pm
Current 7th through 12th grade students may audition.
No previous musical theatre experience necessary!
Please attend only one audition date.
Application Forms and Audition Details can be found on our website.
Performances: July 21-30