Don’t miss the chance to star in West Side Story at the Forum!

Auditions will take place over the coming weeks for West Side Story at the Millennium Forum.

Auditions will take place over the coming weeks for West Side Story at the Millennium Forum.

Those aged between 14 and 21 and with an interest in acting, singing and dancing, are being invited to audition for their chance to appear on stage at the Millennium Forum,

Those who make the final cast will become part of an unforgettable project performing West Side Story on the Forum’s stage for three nights from July 26-29.

The Millennium Forum will be holding open auditions this Thursday, March 9 and Wednesday March 15 from 4pm-8pm for its youth production of the hit musical, West Side Story. A host of leading roles are up for grabs including Maria and Tony as well as numerous Ensemble roles.

David McLaughlin, Chief Executive of the Millennium Forum and Producer of West Side Story is encouraging everyone with an interest in performing to audition:

He said: “In keeping with our commitment to developing local talent, we are looking for young performers to fill a range of male and female roles. Anyone with an interest in acting, singing and dancing is encouraged to audition. Who knows - it could be the start of a promising career in the theatre for some local performers, as many of our previous Youth Musical cast have already gone on to pursue their dreams in performing arts. Dennis Grindle, who played Tony in our first production of West Side Story, went on to star as the first Jimmy Rabbett in the West End production of The Commitments.

Rachel O’Connor, who played our Sandy in Grease in 2013, went on to the finals of the hit television show, The Voice UK, which led to her landing a role in Michael Flatley’s new show, Dangerous Games, in the West End. Her Grease co-star, Dylan Reid, who played Danny, has just finished a hugely successful run in the hit musical, Once, which went on to tour Korea. Dylan has also recently been seen on the UK television show, Let It Shine, auditioning for a part in the new Gary Barlow musical. Many people will also remember Mairead Carlin from our first production of Les Miserables, who has now achieved global success with the hit show, Celtic Woman.”

The auditions will take place at the Millennium Forum on Thursday March 9 and Wednesday March 15 from 4pm-8pm. Following intensive rehearsals, West Side Story will be staged at the Millennium Forum from July 26-29.