January 19 – February 4, 2018
It All Begins Tonight …
BASED ON A CONCEPTION OF JEROME ROBBINS
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS • Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN • Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet written by Arthur Laurent with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The powerful, poignant, and timely musical explores the rivalry between the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, two teenage street gangs in New York City. Tony, best friend to the leader of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, sister to the leader of the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate and violence weaves an innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant tale.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The score by is widely regarded as one of the best ever written, and the dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.
“The time is finally right for timeless ‘West Side Story’”
Read the Springfield NewsLeader article, here.
“The single best musical I have seen mounted on any community theatre stage”
– Christopher Elston, Freelance Regional Theatre & Travel Writer
Read the full review, here.
“Springfield Little Theatre in top form with ‘West Side Story’”
-Larry T. Collins, Performing Arts Reviewer
Read the Springfield NewsLeader review, here.
THIS PRODUCTION OF West Side Story IS DEDICATED TO Annie Carlyn
Director/ Choreographer: Lorianne Dunn
Music Director: Susan Gravatt
|Baby John||ANDREW WILSON|
|Snowboy||JOSHUA DAVID SMITH|
|Big Deal||MITCH JOHNSON|
|Minnie||GEA ROSE HENRY|
|Indio||SEAN SCARBOROUGH PRATER|
|Luis||JOSE DELA TORRE|
|Toro||DERRICK DEVONNE KING|
|"Somewhere" Soloist||DAWN GUTIERREZ|
|Glad Hand||CHALMER HARPER|
For the full cast list, please click here.
- Adult $28.00 – $36.00
- Senior (62+)/Student/Military $25.00 – $34.00
- Children (ages 12 and under) $16.00 – $24.00
- Groups 10+ $15.00 – $24.00
- Visit our Groups Sales page for details
+$3 per ticket processing fee
2 hours and 30 minutes
West Side Story is rated PG-13
- Backstage Pass Tours
- Now available prior to every performance!
- Parent’s Night Out
- Saturday, January 20
- Final Fridays Improv Night
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