Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, West Side Story makes its triumphant Signature debut.
In the late 1950s two rival gangs struggle for control of their West Side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers find themselves wrenched between their worlds. Beautiful, passionate, with shades of violence and heartache, this innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet still dazzles after more than fifty years.
Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story‘s legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America.”
“It snaps, it crackles, it pops! It surges with a roar, its energy and sheer life undiminished by the years. When the ‘Prologue’ blasts out of the pit, it sends an immediate thrill down the audience’s collective spine.” —New York Post
The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
West Side Story contains some sexual content, theatrical smoke and haze, strobe lights, cigarette smoking, and one gun shot.
Recommended for ages 12/13 and up
This musical would be suitable for high school and well-prepared middle school students who can handle some profanity and strong subject matter such as violence and sexual themes.
Sponsored by the HRH Foundation, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, and Michelle S. Lee, President and CEO, STG International, Inc.
The Signature Orchestra for West Side Story is sponsored by The Meredith Foundation.
Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund.
Based on a conception of
Based on Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet
Parker Esse and Jerome Robbins
Musical direction by
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Wig Design by
Fight Choreography by
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
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