July 5-10 & July 12-18, 2021

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and JulietWest Side Story takes place in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950’s. In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the rumbles, romance, and resentment lead the path to the couples’ ultimate, tragic conclusion. With soaring, sophisticated, and diverse melodies, energetic and athletic dance battles, and its remarkably salient social message, West Side Story remains one of American musical theater’s most revolutionary and most loved treasures. Broaden your skills in singing, dancing, and acting while working to put on a full scale musical theater show!

This Musical Theater Intensive summer show is for ages 14-19 & NYT alumni. Performers will go through the audition and rehearsal process with two-weeks of intensive rehearsals with four performances. Performers are asked to rehearse lines and songs at home and be off-script by the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 5-10 at Freedom Church in Magnolia and tech week rehearsals , July 12-18, will be from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball.

Auditions: June 18 & Callbacks: June 19
Location: Freedom Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354

Audition Notes: 
* Vocal auditions will need to be 30 seconds instead of 1 minute.
* Auditioners will need to sign-up for both a vocal audition time slot and a dance audition time slot.
* While vocal auditions are encouraged, auditioners can audition only for dance, if they would prefer.

Rehearsals: July 5-10 at Freedom Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354
July 12-18 at Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main, Tomball 77375

Performances: July 16 at 7 p.m., July 17 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., July 18 at 2 p.m.
Location: Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main, Tomball 77375

Directing Team:
Justin Parks, Director
Lisa Morales, Vocal Director
Justin Ray & Erica Gallegos, Choreographers


Registration cost is $200.

*Disclaimer: This show is rated PG for violent content and some language. It may not be suitable for all audiences.


If you need assistance setting up an NYT Account, please review the NYT Account Instructions.

Financial assistance is available. Please see Scholarships for more information.  

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Holland, Summer Producer, at RachelHolland@nationalyouththeater.org