Sunday, August 28, 2016
WEST SIDE STORY - Grand Canyon University - March 31 - April 9, 2017
Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
“Why do you kids live like there’s a war on?”
In Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway debut, the Sharks and the Jets are two feuding street gangs in 1950’s New York’s blue-collar Upper West Wide. At a school dance, Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, a Sharks’ sister. They know they can’t be together because of the gang’s war but that doesn’t stop them. The classic Romeo and Juliet saga’s dark theme, sophisticated music and extended dance scenes have made it an American classic.
One of the most memorable romantic musicals ever staged, “West Side Story” was written by Arthur Laurents and is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Leonard Bernstein, this Broadway smash has some of the most beloved songs, such as “Something’s Coming,” “Jet Song” and “Maria.” Claude Pensis will direct this cautionary tale.
Friday, Saturday - 7:30 pm
Sunday - 2:00 pm
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