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West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne

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by Belinda Price (subscribe)
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West Side Story, the timeless masterpiece will be staged at Arts Centre Melbourne from 6 to 28 April 2019.

This musical of West Side Storyis a remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins.

Set in New York City during the mid-1950s, West Side Story is a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet. It explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang.

Todd Jacobsson and Sophie Salvesani. Image supplied by Opera Australia.

The production will feature Todd Jacobsson as Tony, Sophie Salvesani as Maria, Noah Mullins as Riff, Chloe Zuel as Anita and Lyndon Watts as Bernardo, Ritchie Singer as Doc, Paul Dawber as Lt. Schrank, Dean Vince as Officer Krupke and Paul Hanlon as Glad Hand.

As 'The Jets' ensemble will include Joshua Taylor, Nicholas Collins, Christian Ambesi, Nathan Pavey, Blake Tuke, Sebastien Golenko, Molly Bugeja, Joseph Donovan with Natasha O'Hehir, Angelica Di Clemente, Taylah Small and Sarah Dimas.

Completing the cast as 'The Sharks' will be Anthony Garcia, Keanu Gonzalez, Daniel Assetta, Matt Antonucci, Jason Yang-Westland, Brady Kitchingham, Daniel Wijngaarden with Zoe Ioannou, Olivia Carniato, Nikki Croker, Amba Fewster and Ariana Mazzeo.

Image supplied by Opera Australia.

Some of the musical numbers include Something's Coming, Maria, Tonight, America, Cool, One Hand, One Heart and A Boy Like That.

After the Melbourne season, West Side Story will tour Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.

Experience the internationally celebrated production of West Side Story as it only has a strictly limited season at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 6 to 28 April, 2019.
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Why? Come and see Opera Australia present West Side Story
When: 6 - 28 April
Phone: 1300 182 183
Where: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Cost: $59.90 to $179.90 plus booking fee.
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