March 30th, 2013

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‘West Side’ role a dream come true


By Adrian Gomez / Asst. Arts Editor

MaryJoanna Grisso believes there are no boundaries when it comes to love, which is why playing Maria in “West Side Story” is so special.

“I’m very similar to this character because she’s someone who believes in love and peace,” Grisso says during a phone interview from Las Vegas, Nev. “She sees past race and doesn’t see the fact that she can’t be in love with someone outside of her ethnicity. I live my life that way and it’s amazing.”

Aside from those similarities, getting cast as Maria in the play is a dream come true for Grisso. The daughter of a music teacher, Grisso’s childhood memories are chock-full of the musical.
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