West Side Story
Mar 24 - May 6, 2023
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, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, West Side Story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theaters throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Leonard Bernstein is often considered Broadway's finest, its songs a part of the nation's musical heritage. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers (a guide featuring the original choreography is available for rental). And, with a reduced orchestration and transpositions on demand, this masterpiece is easier to mount than ever before!
Directed by Chris Gallego Wong
Book by Authur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on a Conception by Jerome Robbins of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet