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Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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West Side Story

Closed July 29, 2017

Bernstein and Sondheim's vibrant update of Romeo and Juliet

Why See West Side Story?

A Timeless Classic

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's ground-breaking West Side Story is a thrilling high point for the Broadway musical. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, this show relocates Shakespeare's tragedy to the streets of 1950's New York, replacing the Montagues and the Capulets with the warring street gangs the Jets and the Sharks. The score, which incredibly was Sondheim's Broadway debut as a lyricist, includes one classic after another, including 'America', 'Maria', 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Somewhere'. This Oklahoma production is directed by Signature Theatre's Matthew Gardiner.

West Side Story made its Broadway debut in 1957, and was praised as bold new step forward for the musical theatre genre. It was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, and was subsequently adapted into an Oscar-winning movie.

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Opening night: 25 July 2017

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