Why See West Side Story?
Another GUTHRIE smash-hit!
Joseph Haj directs a brand-new Guthrie revival of the iconic Broadway musical by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein in 2018. 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 with Arthur Laurents' book remaining as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. With music by both Bernstein and Sondheim, prepare to enjoy famous numbers such as 'Tonight,' 'America,' 'Maria,' 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Somewhere'.
Jerome Robbins' Tony-winning choreography also completely changed the language of Broadway dance, challenging performers to put their all into it.
What is West Side Story about?
Set in the upper-west-side neighbourhood of New York City in the mid 1950s, West Side Story tells the tale of the rivalry which exists between two youth gangs: The Jets and the Sharks. Originating from differing ethnic backgrounds, a bitter resentment of one another exists, so when Tony, of the Jets, falls in love with Maria of the Sharks, they are well aware of the illicit nature of their affection. So strong are their feelings however that they defy territorial obligations and choose to weather the consequences?
Opening night: 16 June 2018
Suitable for ages 10+
Two hours and 40 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
And before you stop reading
Images property of T Charles Erickson
Cast and Creative
Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Joseph Haj
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Very disappointed and to be honest quite disturbing, the story line was... more
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