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Westside Story

Category: Theater/Shows/Concerts

Start: Sep 23, 2016 7:30 PM

End: Sep 23, 2016 10:00 PM

Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003, USA

West Side Story
Book by Arthur Lorents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Direction and Choreography by Kenneth Beck
Musical Direction by Dr. Donna Clavijo
Featuring the JPAS Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

September 23 – October 2, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

For tickets, go to www.jpas.org