West Side Story
About West Side Story
Shakespeare's timeless story, "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.
Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever, and from the first notes to the final breath, the score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written.
Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains mature themes.