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Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is 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.
This production by El Dorado Musical Theatre features colorful costumes and sets, stunning choreography, and exceptional performances. It is an ideal event for the audiences 13+.
Note: Parents need to know that West Side Story is an updated Romeo and Juliet story that explores race relations and immigration within a musical format. Street fighting and knifings are depicted, though some of the violence is lessened by the choreography. In one disturbing scene, a gang of boys physically abuses a young woman and a rape almost takes place. A major character is killed.
El Dorado Musical Theatre is youth theater at its best! Since 2001, EDMT has become one of the premier youth theater companies in the Western United States. This production features performers aged 6-20.
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