West Side Story – April 8
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“Why do you kids live like there’s a war on?”
In Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway debut, the Sharks and the Jets are two feuding street gangs in 1950’s New York’s blue-collar Upper West Side. At a school dance, Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, a Sharks’ sister. They know they can’t be together because of the gang’s war but that doesn’t stop them. The classic Romeo and Juliet saga’s dark theme, sophisticated music and extended dance scenes have made it an American classic.