Theater Thursday: “West Side Story”

April 7th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

So, are you a Jet or are you a Shark? The time to decide is now, as Broadway’s Grammy Award winning production of West Side Story will soon arrive in the Charm City. The ground-breaking musical debuted on Broadway in 1957 and has been running strong ever since, stopping at theaters all around the world. Providing a modern-day interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in New York City in the summer heat of 1950s America. Rich with cultural commentary, as well as powerful music and lavish dancing, the play is a must-see for all theater lovers. However, this production is nothing like you’ve ever seen, with an elaborate new set design to build upon the raw passion and energy of the show.

Performances of West Side Story will be held at the Hippodrome Theater from April 13th until the 24th, with showtimes and ticket prices varying by date. For further information on purchasing tickets, you can visit their website. Don’t miss out on this one!

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