West Side Story
by McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Feb. 01 - Feb. 11, 2018
West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, libretto/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. (In the early 1960s much of the neighborhood would be cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, changing the neighborhood's character.) The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
February 01 - February 11, 2018
5600 Sunshine Drive
Austin, TX, 78756
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
McCallum Fine Arts Center