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Review: ‘West Side Story’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Poverty, street violence, guns, drugs, working-class whites blaming Hispanic immigrants for their financial woes, mistrust of the police—is this an article in last week’s newspaper? It certainly could be, but it also proves the timelessness of the groundbreaking 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story. Inspired by the Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet, this classic tale […]

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‘West Side Story’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is presenting one of American Theater’s timeless classics: West Side Story. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Director Bill Kiska offers an evening (and matinees) of entertainment filled with emotion and passion as young lovers Tony and Maria dare to love while […]

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‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ at Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras at Strathmore

What makes a standout performance that leaves the audience gushing long after leaving the theater? The Young Artists of America at Strathmore seems to have hit upon the perfect recipe – combine a sumptuous setting in The Music Center at the Strathmore, invite a myriad of local groups for creative collaboration, assemble nearly 200 talented […]

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‘West Side Story’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents the musical classic West Side Story, based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins, with Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Full of spirited performances and thrilling choreography, Riverside delivers a powerful and very moving production. West Side Story is passionately directed by Jay D. Brock, […]

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‘West Side Story’ at The National Theatre

“Boy, boy, crazy boy! Stay loose, boy! Breeze it, buzz it, easy does it. Turn off the juice, boy! Go man, go, But not like a yo-yo schoolboy. Just play it cool, boy, Real cool!” Unfortunately Director David Saint fails to head the advice offered in Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant lyrics and the non-equity touring production […]

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‘West Side Story’ at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

Sparkling dance numbers, controversial social issues, music, tragedy, romance, and humor combine to make Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s production of West Side Story a fun and thought-provoking theatre experience. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Arthur Laurents’ book, Leonard Bernstein’s music, and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics tell a tale of forbidden love […]

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