August 26th, 2016

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents WEST SIDE STORY COVER BATTLE





From the Theater that brought you 2014's 'Les Miserables Flash Mob' and 2015's 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT Sing-along,' Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) presents a 'West Side Story Cover Battle!'

In this video, a generations-spanning feud comes to a head as rival gangs the Sharks and the Jets battle it out...karaoke style! Using nothing but their voices, the warring factions compete to rule the streets of New York.

West Side Story will run September 7 - October 9, 2016 at Orlando Shakespeare Theater.
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Gustavo Dudamel, Cecilia Bartoli and a grim, bizarre 'West Side Story' in Salzburg

By Mark Swed, Music Critic

So is “West Side Story” an opera, or what?

For a semi-staged performance last month at the Hollywood Bowl, Gustavo Dudamel found an ideal balance between the Broadway roots and operatic potential of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical. Now he is conducting a full-scale operatic production of “West Side Story” for the storied Salzburg Festival, in a town where tourist lines are equally long for “Sound of Music” excursions or visits to Mozart’s birth house.
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