West Side Story
About The Show
Maria and Tony fall helplessly in love at a school dance, but their love is doomed: Maria’s brother is leader of the Sharks—a street gang—and Tony is one of their hated enemies, the Jets. Their story, just like Romeo and Juliet’s, ends in tragedy, with everyone reflecting on the senselessness of it all. But Bernstein’s music—some of the most beloved in musical theater, including “Maria,” “There’s a Place for Us,” and “Tonight”—points the way to hope in the midst of confusion.
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 Jerome Robbins.
Resilience Theater, George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
This season will be one of triumph over adversity as Houston Grand Opera opens in its temporary home at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB). The talented production team transformed an exhibit hall into a unique and exciting performance space that you'll want to see for yourself. It features approximately 1,700 seats, with a combination of stadium seating and floor seating (including wheelchair locations). Every seat will be less than 100 feet from the stage. The space will also give audiences more insight into and connection to the theatrical process.