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August 20th, 2014

Valley Youth Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Is Brilliant In Every Way

by Herbert Paine

Think about the combined genius of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins and the driving inspiration of William Shakespeare that created West Side Story. Then realize how awesome a dare it is to mount this classic musical, to be true to its artistry, its complexity, and its messages ~ especially for an ensemble of teenage actors. And then, stand up and give a hearty hurrah for the cast of Valley Youth Theatre which has aced the challenge.



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  • 5 Oct 2020, 19:59
    Happy Birthday to a Fabulous Shark! You played the role of Bernardo, the Sharks leader and Anita's lover fantastically! Thank you so much for helping to make the fabulous original 1961 film version…
  • 28 Aug 2020, 12:37
    It's a fantastic book, and I'm glad I ordered it. I was aware of Robbins' firing due to his having gone over budge and beyond scheduling, as well as Natalie Wood's overt hostility towards Richard…
  • 28 Aug 2020, 12:30
    Happy Birthday to you, Simon Oakland! You helped raise a beautiful movie-musical to the heavens by playing a fantastic role of Lt. Schrank. That role fit you perfectly, since you had both the looks…
  • 25 Aug 2020, 13:19
    Happy Birthday to the one who helped create the most fantastic, the most special, and the most beloved musical on earth! RIP, Leonard Bernstein!
  • 17 Aug 2020, 11:10
    I found this rather overblown, if one gets the drift.
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