July 11th, 2014

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Review: West Side Story at The Hammond School
As thought-provoking as when it first opened

by JoHenwood

A good teacher will always challenge pupils so when staff at the Hammond set Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story as the musical this year, they must have known the bar had been set high.

These professional musical theatre and drama students are used to taking on West End big hitters, including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera , to critical acclaim, but with Bernstein's score, Shakespeare's plot and Jerome Robbins' choreography to live up to, it must make even the real professionals quake.
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