More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." As the Associated Press says, “West Side Story remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.
West Side Story is recommended for ages 13 and older.
While West Side Story is a show beloved by multiple generations, there is content in the show that is not for young children. There is strong language, violence and some sensitive subject matter that is true to the story and plot. Specifically, there are several deaths on stage, an attempted rape scene and the Officer Krupke number has suggestive language and gestures. Parents should use their best judgment as to whether this show is appropriate for their child.