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West Side Story

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
Arts & Entertainment Lover based in Melbourne, Ballarat & Sydney.
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West Side Story, the timeless masterpiece will be staged at Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 24 July to 22 August, 2021.

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

Image from Opera Australia. Photo by Jeff Bubsy

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.

The production will feature Nigel Huckle as Tony, Sophie Salvesani as Maria, Noah Mullins as Riff, Angelina Thomson as Anita and Temujin Tera as Bernardo, Ritchie Singer as Doc, Paul Dawber as Lt. Schrank, Berynn Schwerdt as Officer Krupke and Paul Hanlon as Glad Hand.

Completing the cast include Joshua Taylor, Nicholas Collins, Christian Ambesi, Nathan Pavey, Jake O'Brien, Sebastien Golenko, Molly Bugeja, Natasha O'Hehir, Angelica Di Clemente, Taylah Small, Sarah Dimas, Tomáš Kantor, Rania Potaka-Osborne, Noah Missell, Max Bimbi, David Aranjo, Brady Kitchingham, Grace Driscoll, Elysha Manik, Nikki Croker, Amba Fewster, Amelia Sanzo, Matthew Jenson, Jade Coutts, Nicholas Jones and Daniel Wijngaarden.

Image from Opera Australia. Photo by Jeff Bubsy

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

Experience the internationally celebrated production of West Side Story as it only has a strictly limited season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 24 July to 22 August, 2021.
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Why? Come and see Opera Australia present West Side Story
When: 24 July - 22 August
Phone: 13 62 46
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Cost: $59.95 to $169.95 plus booking fee
Your Comment
A brilliant musical for the theatre co to decide to choose this season
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3217) 89 days ago
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