Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

West Side Story

September 7 - October 9, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in the Margeson Theater
John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins

Book by Arthur Laurents | Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

West Side Story tells the epic love story of idealistic young lovers Maria and Tony as they find themselves caught between rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin, and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," and "America."

Preview Dates - September 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night and Pre-Show Party - September 9

Arrive at 6:15 p.m. to enjoy free light appetizers from a local eatery, followed by a brief, informative discussion about the creative process with the director, creative team, and original cast member Jay Norman. Free to all opening night ticket holders. No RSVP necessary.

Dialogues on Diversity - Select Saturdays following the 2 p.m. matinee performance.
Senior Matinees - September 14; 21; 28 and October 5 at 2 p.m.
Student Matinees - September 13; 16; 23; and October 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Talk Back Performance - October 2 at 2 p.m.



Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. - $35, $50, $65

Preview Performances and Senior Matinees - $18, $25, $33

DISCOUNTS (May not be combined with any other offers)

$25 Under 35 Week: Patrons under 35 years old can purchase $25 tickets for evening and weekend matinee performances during the third week of the production. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or purchase online with code word: 25UNDER35

Group Sales: 20% off groups of 10+

Student Rush: $25 - 30 minutes prior to show w/ valid student ID

Student and Active/Retired Military: $10 off single ticket prices w/ valid ID (Only available in Price Levels A and B)

the cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of West Side Story

The cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of West Side Story

Marc Koeck

Carly Evans

Drew Foster and Bryan Manley

Karli Dinardo


Tony: Marc Koeck*
Maria: Carly Evans*
Riff: Drew Foster*
Anita: Karli Dinardo
Bernardo: Marco Antonio Santiago*
Chino: Julian Alvarez*
Doc: Mark Ferrera
Diesel: Tyler Schank
Action: Jordan Bell*
A-Rab: Tony Pracek
Snowboy: Bryan Manley*
Baby John: Trevor Starr
Anybodys: Gabrielle Toledo
Velma: Ansley Van Epps*
Graziella: Laura Mansoori
Clarisse: Jandrea Novak
Pauline: Lindsey Wells
Minnie: Tara Osborne
Pepe: Daniel Martinez
Indio: Salvatore Vieira
Toro: Ellis Endsley
Luis: Maxel Garcia
Rosalia/Soloist: Catie Pires-Fernandes
Consuela: Alejandra Martinez
Margarita: Melanie Ferber
Francesca: Emma Clark
Teresita: Kelsey Morales
Krupke: Eric Eichenlaub
Gladhand: Kody Grassett
Schrank: Duncan Bahr


Director: Jim Helsinger
Associate Director: Christopher Niess
Musical Director: Steve Mackinno
Choreographer: Anthony Raimondi
Scenic Designer: Jim Hunter**
Costume Designer: Denise Warner
Lighting Designer: Bert Scott**
Sound Designer: Craig M. Beyrooti
Audio Engineer: Britt Sandusky
Vocal Coach: Ginny Kopp
AEA Stage Manager: Stacy Norwood*
AEA Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Lockner*

*Denotes a Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Denotes a Member of United Scenic Artists

West Side Story is presented by Massey Services with additional support from Dr. Phillips Charities, University of Central Florida Office of the President, and the University of Central Florida College of Arts & Humanities.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater recognizes its 28th Season Producing Partners: John and Rita Lowndes, Ken and Trisha Margeson, Albert and Elisabeth Prast, Jim and Diana Barnes, Toni Jennings, Frank Santos and Dan Dantin, Jim and Valerie Shapiro, Bryce L. West, Gordon and Susan Arkin, Suzanne E. Gilbert, Stephen Goldman and Melanie Love, Grant Gribble and Jack Hanson, Jack Lord and Adam Hunter, Dr. Francille MacFarland, Lester and Sonia Mandell, A. Brian Phillips, Dr. Rick Schell and Scott Joseph, Simon and Ellen Snyder, Chuck and Margery Pabst Steinmetz, Dr. Mary Palmer, Alexis C. Pugh, Ed and Cheryl Timberlake, and Dr. Jessica Vaught.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater is supported by United Arts of Central Florida.This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. Orlando Shakespeare Theater is also sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.

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