Ask Audrey Ask Audrey
View:
Article
Article

West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein wanted to write the Great American Opera. Instead, he wrote West Side Story, a musical Romeo and Juliet for the Atomic Age.

Text size
Text size
Category: Musical
Book Now
Add to favourites

West Side Story

Date: 8 Jul 2019

From the instant their eyes meet, Maria and Tony know they must be together.

But Old World prejudices and New World tensions stand in their way. Can their love survive?

Leonard Bernstein wanted to write the Great American Opera. Instead, he wrote West Side Story, a musical Romeo and Juliet for the Atomic Age. Set in a multi-ethnic, blue-collar New York City neighbourhood in the mid 1950s, where gangs tussle for control of the streets, West Side Story depicts a restless city in a time when all old ways of thinking are being swept away and when the very idea of America is up for grabs.

With music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and choreography by Jerome Robbins, West Side Story is a landmark in 20th musical century theatre.

This production, directed by Joey McKneely, stars Todd Jacobsson as Tony, Sophie Silvestri asMaria and Chloe Zuel as Anita.

Content
Catch Me If You Can
Add to favourites
MusicalHayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney 19 Jul - 18 Aug 2019

Catch Me If You Can

Based on a true story, a musical about is about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Chicago
Add to favourites
MusicalCapitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney 20 Aug - 13 Oct 2019

Chicago

Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Alinta Chidzey and Casey Donovan star in Kander and Ebb's classic musical satire on American justice.

Natalia Osipova’s Pure Dance
Add to favourites
DanceSydney Opera House 27 - 31 Aug 2019

Natalia Osipova’s Pure Dance

One of ballet’s biggest superstars balances the old and the new, and spins an ode to an art form.

See More

More to see

View All
Banging Denmark
Add to favourites
TheatreThe Studio, Sydney Opera House 28 Jul - 24 Aug 2019

Banging Denmark

A swinging satire on the men who claim to understand the ‘female mind’ and the online culture that inspires them.

Life of Galileo
Add to favourites
TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 3 Aug - 15 Sep 2019

Life of Galileo

Colin Friels stars in Brecht’s classic play of individual liberty and political suppression.

Rainbow’s End
Add to favourites
TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 10 Aug - 1 Sep 2019

Rainbow’s End

Written by Jane Harrison, Rainbow's End is a First Nations story about the bond of family and the power of the land.

The Grapes of Wrath
Add to favourites
TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 6 Aug - 7 Sep 2019

The Grapes of Wrath

Frank Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel won Steppenwolf Theatre a Tony Award for Best Play.

Top