“a compelling and timeless telling of an age old story – a landmark of musical history”
Collette Labey, Director, Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club
West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Set to evocative and powerful music by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the show features iconic choreography. 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.
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. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S Prince. By Arrangement with Roger L Stevens. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.