West Side Story

West Side Story 5 Star Theatricals 2019

Six weeks total, two weeks of shows, and over 5,100 miles of driving.

West Side Story is one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Doug was originally called in for the role of Glad Hand. First audition was singing, then dance call, then cold read for the hot headed Jet “Action.”  Two days later, Doug was offered the role of Action, and never looked back.

With a 200 mile daily drive to rehearsals, Doug would leave Orange County at 2pm to be in Thousand Oaks for a 7pm call time and truly had a blast working with the entire team on creating a slightly altered version of West Side Story.

New choreography, a fantastic cast, and an Action with serious anger issues. It was an absolute joy to perform  in an 1800 seat theatre.