The Media Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORY

The Media Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORYThe Media Theatre has the legendary musical "West Side Story" April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon.

"West Side Story" transports Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to New York City in the 1950's. The story takes place on the west side of Manhattan at a time when many Puerto Ricans moved to NYC. Two young lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves in the middle of street gangs at war-the Jets and the Sharks. The musical captures the essence of struggling to survive amidst violence and prejudice which is one the main reasons it has remained relevant to this day after premiering on Broadway in 1957.

"West Side Story" highlights youthful performers with energetic choreography and songs such as "Tonight", "Maria", "Somewhere", and "America".

At The Media Theatre, "West Side Story" is directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, with Jennie Eisenhower as Associate Director. Christopher Ertelt is the music director. For tickets call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org

The cast for "West Side Story":

Tony........Grant Stuble

Maria........Patti Lee Meringo

Anita.........Victoria Mayo

The Jets:

Riff.................Zachary Chiero

Diesel............Dallas Padoven

Big Deal........Neal Buckley

Snowboy.......Niklaus Miller

A-Rab............Ryan Lauer

Action............Ronnie Keller

Baby John.....Steve Fala

Anybodys......Emily Kaye Lynn

Velma.............Rachel Beiswenger

Graziella........Marissa Wolner

Minnie............Erika Wasko

Pauline..........Cara Treacy

The Sharks:

Bernardo.......Avery Sobczak

Chino.............Dante Brattelli

Pepe..............Aaron Bell

Indio..............Brandon Alberto

Luis................JD Triolo

Anxious.........Samuel Damare

Consuela.......Mary Guarneri

Francisca......Kendyll Young

Margarita......Brittany Monachino

Rosalia.........Marissa Barnathan

Clarita...........Veronica Garrubbo

Adults:

Doc...............P.Brendan Mulvey

Glad Hand....Roger Ricker

Krupke..........Henry O' Neill

Lt. Shrank.....Tim Woodward

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