West Side Story

based on a conception by Jerome Robbins
book by Arthur Laurents
music by Leonard Bernstein
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Joseph Haj 

Overview

An iconic American musical

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

Location

Wurtele Thrust Stage

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Run Time

TBA

Age Recommendation

We recommend children be 12+, but admit children as young as 8. 

Accessibility

ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are available on select dates. 

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Ticket Prices

Preview performances start at $15 (June 16 - 21). 
Regular performances $34 - $92.

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How'd They Do That Workshop

Discover how we create a production from the ground up. Hear from Guthrie staff and artists who played a part in creating the production, and learn exciting details about the design process, building the set, props and costumes, rehearsal, and more! 

Saturday, July 28
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $15 ($12 for subscribers)

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Post-play discussions

The best conversations happen after hours. Stay late on these dates for a discussion with the artists who bring the show to life.

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Annual Gala

Save the date for our fabulous annual fundraising gala on Friday, June 22, 2018, the Opening Night of West Side Story!

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