West Side Story
In addition to the regularly scheduled programming we’ve decided to offer what I like to think of as an extra-curricular activity. We are excited to announce that this semester we will be putting on a production of West Side Story the Musical! Originally performed in 1957 West Side Story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette set in New York City. It is the story of two young idealistic lovers find who themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. We watch them as they sing and dance their way through dealing with issues of race, identity, prejudice, violence, labor, poverty, sexuality, grief, loss and even gentrification!
This a really ambitious production and we are going to need the help of the entire community to get this project off the ground! A production of this size makes it easy for everyone to participate.
Here’s just a brief list of all the positions that need to be filled.
And the actors, singers, dancers and crew!