Theater West End in Historic downtown Sanford, will present “West Side Story” for a limited engagement, February 8-24, 2019. The three-time Tony® Award-winning musical about star-crossed lovers and racial tension is relevant, raw and more poignant now than ever.
Sanford audiences will be mesmerized by the contemporary Romeo and Juliet story about young lovers yearning to be together, even though their respective gangs, family and friends will do anything to keep them apart. West Side Story is one of the most performed musical theatre productions in American history, spanning nearly six decades.
Set in the streets of New York City, West Side Story tells the story of rival gangs, the Jets (who are Caucasian) and the Sharks (who are Puerto Rican), and social problems they face including immigration, racism and violence. When Tony falls for Maria, their respective gangs go to war and in the end, no one wins.
Theater West End’s professional production of West Side Story, directed by Derek Critzer with choreography by Ansley Van Epps, showcases both familiar faces and fresh talent. Cameron Hale stars as Tony alongside Tamir Navarro, playing Maria. Andrea Diaz and Brandon Fabian Lopez play Anita and Bernardo, respectively. The rest of the cast includes Tiana Akers, Nic Baynum, Christopher Bravo, Michael Cleary, Gabriel Diaz, Willow Draper, Julia Kreuzer Famiglietti, Alex Iacuzzo, Samantha Jacobson, Daniel Martinez, Cody McNeeley, Diana Negron, Justin Ortiz, Alan Pagan, Yuliet Roget, Valerie Torres-Rosario, Frank Siano, Kyle Stone, Billy Thompson, Gabrielle Toledo, and Shelly Whittle.
West Side Story includes unforgettable and well-known songs like Maria, America, and Somewhere, as well as passionate, high-energy dance numbers featuring choreography from the original production.
Tickets are on sale now and priced at $22. To purchase by phone call (407) 548-6285, or visit theaterwestend.com.
Theater West End’s 2018-2019 Season is brought to you by Abercrombie, P.A.
Theater West End, in historic downtown Sanford, Florida, produces and presents professional, high-quality theater in an intimate, historic setting. Named Best New Business (2018) by My Sanford Magazine, it has already become a cultural hub in downtown Sanford with professional theater that surprises, youth programs to foster growth, and inspiring artistic productions. Theater West End seats 152 guests in stadium-style seating that wraps around the stage on three sides.
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