The PHANTOM'S Ewoldt Joins Hydzik, Cortez And More In WEST SIDE STORY: IN CONCERT
Complete casting has been announced for the McCallum Theatre's exclusive upcoming concert production of West Side Story, which will be presented March 9-11 in Palm Desert, CA. Produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, this limited engagement will feature an onstage 40-piece orchestra under the baton of Grammy-winning conductor Richard Kaufman.
As previously announced, Ali Ewoldt, who currently stars as Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, will play Maria alongside Matthew Hydzik as Tony and Natalie Cortez as Anita, both of whom appeared in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story.
They will be joined by John Arthur Greene as Riff, Mikey Winslow as Action, Christopher Riceas Baby John, Alex Ringler as Diesel, Ryan Ghysels as A-Rab and Clay Thomson as Snowboy.
German Alexander will lead the Sharks as Bernardo and will be joined by Dean Andre de Luna as Chino, Maya Post as Rosalia, Tanairi Sade Vazquez as Consuela, Alexandra Blake Redelico as Francisca and Adrian Arrieta as Pepe.
This special presentation is part of the McCallum's Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration. The 1957 classic has lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents.
Located in Palm Desert, CA, the McCallum Theatre is celebrated by artists and audiences alike as the premier performing arts venue in the Coachella Valley. Consistently ranked among California's most popular venues, the 1,127-seat McCallum was rated by Pollstar magazine as the top ticket-selling venue in the state and No. 8 in the world for the first quarter of 2017.
Tickets may be purchased at www.McCallumTheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Box Office at (760)340-2787.