On March 21-25, 2018, Emmaus High School students, under the direction of Mrs. Jill Kuebler and Ms. Rita Cortez, will present West Side Story, one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950’s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, West Side Story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. The exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway’s finest, its songs a part of the nation’s musical heritage. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers as well.
Source: Music Theatre International website
March 21-24 at 7:00 PM
March 24 & 25 at 2:00 PM
Emmaus High School Auditorium
Tickets: TBA – sales will begin in February
A complimentary performance for senior Gold Card members will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM. Gold card members must present East Penn School District gold cards at the door on the evening of the performance. Your gold card will serve as your ticket. Gold cards will not be accepted at other performances.
Stay tuned for information about our “West Side Soda Shop” to be held Sat. 2/24 from 2-4:00 PM in the EHS cafeteria. Enjoy performance previews of numbers from the show, ice cream sodas/sundaes and a retro 1950’s atmosphere. Ticketing information will be available soon.