West Side Story Comes to Dallas

Don’t miss West Side Story at the  Dallas Summer Musicals,  October 4 – 23, 2011 at Music Hall at Fair Park.  

This is the show that changed musical  theater forever. Now West Side Story is  back in Dallas at the Music Hall, mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time.

Directed by its two-time Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.

The classic tale of “Romeo and Juliet” set in New York City in the 1950s. The two feuding families are replaced by brawling street gangs. The Montagues become the Anglo Jets, led by Riff, and the Capulets become the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. At a dance, Tony, former leader of the Jets and Riff’s best friend, and Maria, Bernardo’s little sister, see each other across the room and it’s love at first sight. With opposition from both sides, they meet secretly and their love grows deeper. However, the gangs are plotting one last rumble, a fight that will finally end the battle for control of the streets. Will Tony and Maria’s love carry through a battle that threatens to destroy the people they love around them?

What the Critics Are Saying About West Side Story

A MASTERPIECE! First-class production with a full-strength ensemble, killer dances and a 20 piece orchestra. Who could listen to the aching melody of “Somewhere” or “Maria” or “Tonight” and not feel a jolt in the heart?

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“IRRESISTIBLE. The exhilarating choreography is high-jumping, fist-pumping and iconic, and the thrilling tunes still elicit tears.”

–Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

“It is difficult to imagine a more GLORIOUS EXAMPLE of musical theatre.”

-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Please note  that this show is during the State Fair of Texas. Traffic will be heavier than usual, and parking is not reserved. For full details on what to expect. 

 Parental guidance is suggested for this show. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Please note that this show contains gang simulated masturbation.

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