West Side Story
By Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstien, Jerome Robbins, and Arthur Laurents
Directed by Artistic Director: Ray Jivoff, Music Director: Bill Lavonis, Dance Director: Darci Wutz
Musical Theatre returns to UWM with a vengence! And there is no better way to open than with the classic American musical, West Side Story, a masterpiece of storytelling, music, and dance created by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstien, Jerome Robbins, and Arthur Laurents. West Side Story, with its themes of forbidden love, revenge, and violence, is as potent now as it was when it first opened on Broadway in 1957. West Side Story features many famous songs including "Maria," "Tonight," and "I feel Pretty."
The Sharks and the Jets are two feuding street gangs in 1950's New York, the Jets being White and the Sharks being Puerto Rican. Tony (a Jet) falls in love with a Shark's sister, Maria. They know they can't be together because of the gang's war, but that doesn't stop them.
Featuring UW-Milwaukee Music, Theatre, and Dance Students
Jamie Berstein Thomas, daughter of Leonard Berstein gives a pre-performance talk at 6:30pm on April 20, 2007.
Produced by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at UW-Milwaukee Mainstage, 2400 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI
Performances: April 19-29, 2007
Performance Times: All Performances are at 7:30pm except Sunday, April 29, 2007 @ 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: General: $19 Students: $10 Seniors: $10
Call 1-414-229-4308 for reservations or more information.