Discount tickets to West Side Story
When: Limited run May 3- June 2, 2019
Where: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Drive
Purchase tickets to “West Side Story”: Bernstein & Sondheim’s Classic $61-131 plus fees (Reg. $80-173)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S MUSIC AND STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S LYRICS TRANSPLANT ROMEO AND JULIET TO THE BACKSTREETS OF NEW YORK, GIVING US THIS BROADWAY MUSICAL MASTERPIECE.
Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us…somewhere.” Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of “Maria” and “Tonight” to the exuberance of “America” and the humor of “Gee, Officer Krupke.” Add to that the bold, sexy, iconic dances of Jerome Robbins that smolder and sizzle with energy, and you have a musical-theater experience you’ll never forget.
One of the most beloved musicals ever, West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York, finding two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs — the Jets and the Sharks. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and this Broadway version has become a true American classic. Written by the creative dream team of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story‘s legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features treasured numbers like “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America” — not to mention original choreography by Jerome Robbins.