April 29th, 2016

west side story by mrbnatural

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REVIEW: West Side Story a vibrant revival

By Colin Maclean

Back in 2005 when director Bob Baker brought his superlative production of West Side Story to the Citadel there was a feeling of it being “unfinished” – the run ended too soon.

Audiences were clamouring for tickets – the performers certainly felt they had more to offer. But it was a co-production with a Calgary company and had to move south.

Last year, when Baker was casting about to see what production the theatre might bring back to help celebrate its 50th anniversary, the result was near unanimous.

So West Side Story, a new take on the venerable 1957 show, opened at the Citadel Theatre Thursday night.
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