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West Side Story – catch it whilst you still can! Must close 30th September
LEGENDARY BROADWAY MUSICAL WEST SIDE STORY SET TO
DAZZLE AUDIENCES AT MARINA BAY SANDS THIS SEPTEMBER
A boy. A girl. Two rival gangs. One fatal love affair. Described as ‘Broadway’s Greatest Dance Musical’ by The Times, UK, the international award-winning production of WEST SIDE STORY is set to electrify Singapore audiences when it plays at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 13 September for a strictly limited season. Tickets to the public are available from today.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s tumultuous love story Romeo and Juliet, and set amidst the vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York, WEST SIDE STORY’s ground-breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and powerful lyrics by Stephen Sondheim changed the face of musical theatre for ever when it burst onto the Broadway stage in 1957. This timeless story remains as relevant today as it has ever been.
“THIS IS A SHOW THAT TRULY HAS IT ALL. BLAZINGLY UNDIMINISHED” The Sunday Express (UK)
“IT’S A FABULOUS, EMOTIONALLY POWER-PACKED REVIVAL” London Evening Standard (UK)
“QUITE SIMPLY A MASTERPIECE” London Evening Standard (UK)
ABOUT THE SHOW: The action takes place over no more than a few hours of two consecutive days and portrays a love story, action thriller and social study all at the same time. WEST SIDE STORY tells the tale of a love between two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle.
In a sweltering New York summer, the boys from the Upper West Side neighbourhood are on the prowl. Ready to explode at any moment they dance with their girls, the air vibrating with the rhythms of mambo, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. They belong to two enemy street gangs ruling the immigrant quarter – the Jets and the Sharks – and a clash is imminent. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, are fighting the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets in the area. Among them, Tony, a Jet, and Maria, sister to the leader of the Sharks, fall in love.