Note: This is an amateur production presented by Ulster Operatic Company.
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. Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.
Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story – based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.
Featuring beautiful melodies which will forever endure as part of modern-day musical theatre history, ‘Tonight’, ‘Maria’, ‘One Hand, One Heart’ and of course, ‘Somewhere’, West Side Story promises drama, more than a few smiles and a gut-wrenching reminder of how love and hate exists inside us all.