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Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Book by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music by Leonard Bernstein

Director: Christopher Brindley
Choreographer: Emily Craver
Music Directors: Chris Holownia
and Phillip Heilborn

Production Stage Manager: Ari Welch
Costume Designer: Jana
Costume Assistant: Clare Lippincott
Scenic Designer: Nick Oberstein
Lighting Designer: Chris Fournier
Sound Designer: Mark DeLuzio
Executive Producer: Chris Brindley
Producer: Aidan O’Hara

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 Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theater’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.

Produced through special arrangements with Music Theatre International.

CAST

The Jets:
Riff, the leader: Tristan Burke
Tony, his friend: John Aber
Action: Spencer Birch
A-Rab: Jacob Rosen
Baby John: Charlie Hattabaugh
Diesel: AJ Sherwood
Snowboy: Foster Jackson
Big Deal: Max Borden

Their Girls:
Velma, Riff’s Girlfriend: Gabi Dixon – Dance Capt.
Graziella, Action’s Girlfriend: Alexandra Upton
Anbodys: Jessie Landes
Liana Glennon (Somewhere Soloist)
Caroline Granahan
Katie Hewlett
Windley Knowlton
Liana Perlman

Ensemble:
Catherine Ayer
Carly Farrell
Amanda Fawell
Aviva Fidler
Caitlin Davan
Thea Kendall-Green
Madilyn Spear

The Sharks:
Bernardo, the leader: Vincent Rougeau
Maria, his sister: Nicole Albanese
Anita, his girl: Jessie Lewis
Chino, his friend: Parker Fisher
Pepe: Ivis Tostes
Indio: Johnny Esposito
Luis: Max Connor
Anxious: Lucas Pepin
Toro: Eric Rubenstein

Their Girls:
Rosalia: Becca Ford
Consuelo: Natalia Buitta
Teresita: Grace Beaudet
Francisca: Yoojee Kim

Ensemble:
Yuval Dinoor
Anelga Hajjar
Zoe Pepin
Bridget Rockett
Olivia Skerry

The Adults:
Doc: Elijah Lawrence
Schrank: Stephen Donnelly
Krupke/Gladhand: Mikah Connolly