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Matt Whalen / Tuesday, August 8, 2023 / Categories: Coming Soon

West Side Story

Event date: 7/19/2024 7:30 PM - 8/4/2024 5:00 PM Export event
West Side Story

July 19-August 4 2024

Book by: Arthur Laurents
Music by: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Based on a Concept of Jerome Robbins
Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Orignally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

 

Directed and Scenic Designed by: Mike Frale
Music Directed by: Kitty Karn
Choreographed by: Maddie Shelton
Fight Choreography by: Andrew Trygstad
Stage Manager: Bre Sakalis
Technical Director/Master Carpenters: Timothy Lieb, Jeff Schmela
Costume Designer: Kathleen Musselman
Lighting Designer: Tyler Dawson
Production Manager: Sam Dempsey
Sound Design: Bill Ryden
Produced by: Nicole Grueneberg and Matt Whalen

 

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. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

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.

THE CAST

Tony...    Brian A. Cummins
Maria..Amelia Chavez
Riff...John H. Trygstad
Bernardo...Henry Cartaya
Anita...Ericka Grace Pugliese

The Jets
Action/Dance Captain...Joseph M. Fatigante
A-Rab...Patrick Doorhy
Baby John...Gabriel Bell
Snowboy/Riff (u/s)...Zach Ulmer
Big Deal/Tony (u/s)...    Luke Brock
Graziella...Kaitlin Taylor
Velma..Sarah Hunt
Minnie...Lia Mulcahy
Clarice...Lexi Grueneberg
Pauline...Jenna Cima
Anybodys...Caspian Colbert

THe Sharks
Chino/Bernardo (u/s)...Preetish Chakraborty
Pepe..Nikki Harris
Indio...Aiden Torres
Luis...Waymond Omari
Anxious...Zachary C. Bulatek
Rosalia...Amanda Cima
Consuela...Gabriella Longo
Teresita...Christine Cabrera
Fancisca...Erin Love
Estella/Maria (u/s)...Jamie Kwon

The Adults
Doc...Reed Pence
Schrank/Gladhand...Rod Kelly
Krupke...Rick Love

 

West Side Story
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

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