Opera Australia & GWB Enterainment present the BB Group production of
West Side Story at Arts Centre Melbourne
Love, loyalty, and fate.
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 in two of Australia’s most iconic theatres.
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 will be available as part of an Opera Australia subscription package from 16 August 2018.
Watch the trailer for West Side Story
See the first photos of the Jets in West Side Story
West Side Story production photos
Director and Choreographer
|Musical Supervisor||Donald Chan|
|Set Designer||Paul Gallis|
|Costume Designer||Renate Schmitzer|
|Make-up Designer||Hannelore Uhrmacher|
|Sound Designer||Matt Grounds|
|Lighting Designer||Peter Halbsgut|
|Re-light Designer||Adam Sutton|
|Lt. Schrank||Paul Dawber|
|Officer Krupke||Dean Vince|
|Glad Hand||Paul Hanlon|
|Baby John||Christian Ambesi|
|Snow Boy||Nathan Pavey|
|Big Deal||Blake Tuke|
|Velma||Angelica Di Clemente|
|Moose/Tony Alternate||Daniel Assetta|
|Anxious||Jason Yang Westland|
|Nibbles/Dance Captain||Brady Kitchingham|
|Rosalia/Maria Alternate||Zoe Ioannou|
|Teresita/Dance Captain||Nikki Croker|
Please note: this production contains strong language and adult themes; not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Running time: TBC
Performed in English.