West Side Story
by Woodlawn Theatre

Aug. 14 - Sep. 06, 2015
Fridays-Sundays

This timeless classic will mesmerize audiences of all ages from the first note to the final breath. The Bernstein score with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest. It features beloved American musical theatre classics including “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”

West Side Story, i(via Woodlawn Theatre)nspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, tells the tragic love story of Maria and Tony. The Musical is set on the mean streets of 1950s Manhattan. The teens from enemy gangs meet and fall in love at a fateful gym dance. The strength of Maria and Tony's love cannot overcome the hatred between the Sharks and Jets

This musical is directed and choreographed by Christopher Rodriguez, resident choreographer and youth program director at the Woodlawn Theatre. Darrin Newhardt returns as music director.

West Side Story was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jerome Robbins won the Tony for his choreography and Oliver Smith won for his scenic designs. The 1961 film version picked up ten Oscars, plus a special choreography award for Robbins.

The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic local theatre, located in the heart of the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road, just south of Hildebrand. Free parking with security patrol is available.

 

 Wiklipedia: 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.[1] 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.)[2][3] The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang.[4] The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool".

Cast/Crew:

The Jets

Tony - Kyle Krambeck

Riff - Matthew Lieber

Action - Cody Wilson

A-Rab - Brian Hodges

Diesel - Cody Jones

Snowboy -Travis Anderson

Baby John - Karl Roach Compton

 

Jet Girls

Anybody's - Megan McCarthy

Velma - Alison Hinojosa

Graziella - Crystal Vera

Clairce - Ali Voyles

Minnie - Sammy Smith

 

The Sharks

Maria - Mariela Flor Olivo

Bernardo - Travis Trevino

Anita - Alyssa Lopez

Chino - Eric Garcia

Pepe - Alonzo Corona

Indio - Luis Garcia

Luis - Ivan Ortega

Anxious - Alejandro Pesina

Toro - Mark Anthony II

Nibbles - Martin Esquivel

Juano - Alex Valverde

 

Shark Girls

Consuela/Somewhere Soloist - Lauren Silva

Rosalie - Kass Ortiz

Estella - Yasmyn Sumiyoshi

Teresita - Andy Diaz

Margarita - Michelle Vidaurri


West Side Story
by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Woodlawn Theatre

Fridays-Sundays,
August 14 - September 06, 2015
The Woodlawn Theatre
1920 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78201

West Side Story plays August 14 to September 6every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.woodlawntheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 210-267-8388.

Prices are $17 for children and students, $23 for seniors and military, and $26 for adults. Groups of 10 people or more receive a 20% discount. Also on sale are Half Season Subscriptions which offer 20% discount on tickets for the remaining season.