KANELAND HIGH SCHOOL - MAPLE PARK, IL
The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark
Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is
transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers
find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American"
Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world
of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative,
heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, WEST SIDE STORY has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway's finest--its songs part of the nation's musical heritage. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers (a guide featuring the original choreography is available for rental). And with a reduced orchestration and transpositions on demand, this masterpiece is easier to mount than ever before!
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