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Update: 9 August 2021

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Brisbane

Lyric Theatre
Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane
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Running time

Approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one interval

Please Note

This production contains strong language, adult themes, and moments of sexual violence that some may find upsetting; not recommended for children under the age of 12

Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince.
By arrangement with Roger L. Stevens.

The moment the curtain went up on the original West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever.

Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story‘s creators is unquestioned. The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless masterpiece.

Bernstein’s world-famous score features unforgettable songs, including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, that have been universally adored for generations, proving this iconic dance musical remains one of the most poignant stage works of the twentieth century.

A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets.

Director Joey McKneely’s vibrant new staging will feature some of Australia’s most exciting young talent performing Jerome Robbins’ original ground-breaking choreography.

The ideal fusion of dance, music, and theatre; experience this internationally celebrated production of West Side Story for a limited season only.

West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne (2019)

Original 2019 Australian cast. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne (2019)

Original 2019 Australian cast. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne (2019)

Original 2019 Australian cast. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne (2019)

Original 2019 Australian cast. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne (2019)

Original 2019 Australian cast. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne (2019)

Original 2019 Australian cast. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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