In a photo provided by Keith Sherman and Associates, the cast of "Rent" is pictured in this 1996 file photo at New York's Nederlander Theater. Rent," the acclaimed musical chronicle of counterculture life and death in Manhattan's East Village, will close in June after more than a dozen years on Broadway, The New York Times reported Wednesday, Jan. 16. 2008. (AP Photo/ho/Keith Sherman and Associates/file)
Filming on a feature length film is still scheduled to start here in Bay County after the first of the year.
East Side Story is a new take on the classic film West side story.
Writer and Director David Winters was one of the original West Side Story Broadway cast members as well as the 1961 movie.
Winters plans to film in Panama City Beach for 7-weeks, featuring some local hot spots like Club La Vela. He's signed a number of hot young dancers for primary roles. But he's still filling some of the chorus parts and extras with locals.
And you have a chance to audition this weekend.
East Side Story Auditions
Saturday December 15th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Amelia Center Theatre Gulf Coast State College
Submit Video Audition To: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The auditions are this Saturday afternoon from 1:00-until-4:00 at Gulf Coast State College's Amelia Center theater.
The director is looking for dancers, dance crews, circus acts and acrobats. Prepare a short routine, bring photo/resume and recorded music. Or you can submit a video audition via email to: email@example.com