West Side Story

 

 
West Side Story takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. 
 
Performances:  March 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 – 2019 at 8:00pm   March 3 & 10 – 2019 at 3:00pm

The Cast

 
Maria: Alicia Culleton 
Tony: Bryan Umberto Hoyos
 
JETS:
Riff: Ryan Simme 
Action: Chris Betzler 
A-rab: Danny Siefert  
Baby John: Andrew Shepard
Big Deal: Vince Vuono
Diesel:  Kyle D’Angelo
Snowboy: Dave Cinque
 
 
SHARKS: 
Bernardo: Tell Williams   
Chino: Joshua Calderon
Pepe: Danny Murphy
Luis:  Shelsy Tity [Shark girl]
Toro: Richard Steinhardt
Indio: Charles Arterbury
Juano: Hunter Thorsen
 
JET GIRLS:
Anybodys: Mary Beth Gries 
Velma: Maggie Szeder
Graziella: Kimmy Faughey
Minnie: Chrissy Kopaczewski
Clarice: Katie Brown
Pauline:  Carolyn DeMayo
Carol: Talia Kassie
 
SHARK GIRLS:
Anita: Laura Cilia   
Teresita: Diana Allen [Somewhere Soloist ]
Rosalia: Maria Leonetti 
Consuelo: Gabriella Grosso 
Francisca:  Kristen Danley
Estella: Lisa McBrearty
 
ADULTS: 
Doc: Stephen Kuerschner
Schrank: Neal Pizzano
Krupke: Lee Schlesinger
Glad Hand: David Moyer
 

Production Team

 
Director: Linda Galati Hunt
Music Director: Raquel Garcia
Choreographers: Kenneth Fisher, Maggie Szeder
Assistant Director: John Cochrane jr
Accompanist: Judy Large
Stage Manager:  Gabrielle Cherelli

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