August 8th, 2014

west side story by mrbnatural

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Experience the passion of a cast of emerging professionals who will take you on a flight of emotions with Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbin's classic 'WEST SIDE STORY'.

The knock-out cast, crew and orchestra.....
at the Woodstock Playhouse
July 31 - August 10 Th-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
Tickets 24/7 www.WoodstockPlayhouse.org
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petzi great lakes by dhamphir

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VYT's 'West Side Story' at Herberger Theater


Laura Latzko,
Special for The Republic

Before rehearsals for "West Side Story" even begin, the young actors of Valley Youth Theatre have been dancing for two hours. And there's more dancing at rehearsal. And singing.

The troupe's rendition of the 1957 Broadway classic opens Friday, Aug. 8, at the Herberger Theater Center.

"By their participation in the dance class, they strengthen their stamina, technique and dance abilities," producing artistic director Bobb Cooper said.

Based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," "West Side Story" tells the story of star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony, who are affiliated with two rival teen gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in Manhattan in the 1950s. The play has ethnically charged language and themes; the Sharks are Puerto Rican and the Jets are Anglos.
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'West Side Story? It's the best music a musician can play'

by Karen Price

For little over a year, Rhys Taylor has been performing the score of West Side Story eight times a week.

If you do the maths, that’s almost 500 times. So isn’t he a little bored of it all by now?

“Not at all,” says the Aberystwyth-born clarinettist, who is part of the 20-strong orchestra on the road with the touring musical, which heads to Wales next week.

“I’m tired but I’m not bored. You can be having the worst day ever but as soon as you play the first notes of the prologue, life’s ok. It’s just wonderful music and a fabulous story. It really cheers you up. And even the sad parts are scored so beautifully.”
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west side story by mrbnatural

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Steven Spielberg Muses On Filming WEST SIDE STORY Remake

by Pat Cerasaro

Multi-award-winning director and producer extraordinaire Steven Spielberg has confirmed preliminary plans to consider creating a new cinematic adaptation of the iconic Golden Age musical WEST SIDE STORY according to a brand new interview that occurred earlier this week.
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