Coming soon: West Side Story

Posted on 04 Nov 2016

 

St. Mary's College is proud to present West Side Story.

Inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony (Didier Muller), a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff (George Clarke), falls in love with Maria (Sophie Clarke), the sister of Bernardo (Sean Dwyer), the leader of the Sharks.

Bernstein's famous score for the musical includes "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", and "Gee, Officer Krupke".

Performances take place in the O'Halloran Hall at St. Mary's College on the following dates:

Wednesday 16th November, 7.30pm
Thursday 17th November, 7.30pm
Friday 18th November, 7.30pm

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and are available from the school office.

Book your tickets now before the show is sold out!

Book by: Arthur Laurents
Music by: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins

 

Update 18th Nov:

Our final performance of West Side Story takes place at 7.30pm tonight and due to demand, we have managed to squeeze a few more seats into the O'Halloran Hall. There are just a handful of tickets available so get yours before they're all gone.

We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets from the school office during the day as there might not be any tickets left available for purchase on the door.

Thanks to everyone who has already been to see the show and here's to a fantastic final performance!