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July 18 - August 03, 2008
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Entire Original Production Directed and Choregraphed by Jerome Robbins
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
The action-packed retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet brought to new life by musical theatre geniuses Bernstein, Sondheim, Robbins and Laurents. Join the Sharks and Jets, warring gangs on the streets of New York City, and discover that love can bloom in a world of hate, violence and prejudice. A cast of vivacious area teens bring new life to such famous classics as “Tonight,” “America” and “Somewhere.”
Summer Youth Theatre Production
WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
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