Cast Photos by Bobby Foxx: WEST SIDE STORY, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio

(Cast photos by Bobby Foxx)

Experience the timeless storytelling of West Side Story in this electrifying production that pays homage to the genius collaboration of Leonard Bernstein's unforgettable music and Stephen Sondheim's poignant lyrics. Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York City, this iconic tale of love and rivalry takes center stage as two young lovers from opposing gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, navigate the tumultuous streets. With Sondheim's lyrical mastery and Bernstein's sweeping compositions, every note and word comes alive in a symphony of emotions, showcasing the power of love and the tragic consequences of hate. This spectacular performance brings musical theatre to life in a way only Sondheim and Bernstein can.


Director Rick Sanchez adds, “Collaboration has always been a key theme for West Side Story. As the director of our West Side Story production, I'm thrilled about the collaboration with Ballet San Antonio, echoing Bernstein's vision of unifying multiple art forms in one performance. Not only does the theater have Rafael Ferreras from Ballet San Antonio set to choreograph, but the production will feature four ballet dancers from the ballet company performing alongside actors from the San Antonio community. Working with local talent and the ballet company enriches our narrative, infusing it with ballet’s elegance and emotional depth. Bernstein and Robbins intended West Side Story to transcend mere musical theatre. West Side Story intertwines opera, ballet, Shakespeare, and symphonic orchestrations in one setting. The theater aims to create a compelling experience, resonating with audiences by showcasing the universal themes of love, conflict, and societal tensions in a unique and powerful way."



Jackson Gable as Riff, the leader

Nick DeGraw Glavac as Tony, his friend

Michael Parisi as Action

Joseph Schuster as Snowboy 

Logan Engel as Baby John

Ben Roe as Big Deal 

Thomas Farias as Diesel

Teagan Madden as Anybodys

Laurel Neuhaus as Graziella

Brooke Arnold as Velma

Haley Blackwelder* as Minnie

Julia Davies* as Clarice

Buse Babadag* as Pauline

Madeline Gutierrez as Kat

Alonzo Corona as Bernardo, the leader

Jillian Juliet Sainz as Maria, his sister

Sami Serrano as Anita, his girlfriend

Phillip Lopez as Chino, his friend

Campbell Reid Andrews as Pepe

Joey Rios as Indio

Jose Moreno as Luis

Joshua Cook as Anxious

Jaeden Riley Juarez as Rosalia  

Daniela Landa-Gonzalez as Consuela

Jillian Jones as Teresita

Vianca Palacios* as Francisca  

Dani Andrade as Estella

Steve Burney as Doc

Christopher Steinmetz as Shrank/Glad Hand

Sam Racer as Krupke


* Company member of Ballet San Antonio.



Director — Rick Sanchez

Choreographer — Rafael Ferreras

Music Director — Jaime Ramirez

Costume Designer — Rachael Lorenzetti

Lighting Designer — Max Parilla 

Scenic Designer — Alfy Valdez

Sound Designer — John Michael Hoke

Props Designer — Javier Sanchez

Fight Choreographer — Nick Lawson

Stage Manager — Angelica “Jelli” Vlach

Assistant Stage Manager and Deck Chief — Susan Breidenbach

Intimacy Choreographer — Liz Fisher

Dialect Coach — Kate Glasheen

Run time: Approximately two hours and thirty minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Events in Celebration of West Side Story

  • Champagne Opening Night — Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Pride Night — Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • ASL Performance — Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • ASL Performance — Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 2 p.m. 


Tickets for West Side Story Click here.

  • Single Ticket Prices with fees included for Russell Hill Rogers Theater are $50 (Adult), $35 (Military/Student/Older Adults 60+, First-Responders), and $20 (Child Under 12) are available online at or by phone at (210) 733-7258, for additional information about 20% OFF with a group sales of 8 or more, email The Russell Hill Rogers Theater is wheelchair accessible.

  • 3-Show Flex Passes are available. Flex Passes for three shows offer a savings of 30% OFF regular adult tickets. Youth Passes are also available. To purchase or learn more about passes, visit


The 2023-24 Welcome Home Season is proudly supported by Season Presenting Sponsors Robert K. Brown and Dennis B. Karbach. West Side Story is supported by Supporting Sponsor Ernst & Young.


About San Pedro Playhouse

San Pedro Playhouse is a non-profit organization producing live professional theater that inspires, educates, and connects communities. As San Antonio’s professional theater, many volunteers and service contractors contribute to the organization’s success. An average of two hundred professionally paid performers and technicians annually participate in productions. Nearly 90% of the performers and creative team members are from the local region. Established in 1912 as the San Antonio Dramatic Club and incorporated on April 6, 1927, as the San Antonio Little Theatre, it is the longest-running theater in South Texas. The company has had other brands and names, such as San Pedro Playhouse (1997), The Playhouse San Antonio (2012), and The Public Theater of San Antonio (2018). San Pedro Playhouse has evolved to serve its community as a 501c3 non-profit organization for over a century. Visit for more information.



West Side Story
by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
San Pedro Playhouse

May 10 - June 02, 2024
Russell Hill Rogers Stage, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

May 10 - June 2, 2024

Russell Hill Rogers Theatre, San Pedro Playhouaw, San Antonio


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