26th - 29th October 2022
THE HALIFAX PLAYHOUSE
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
WEST SIDE STORY
A HATY Productions Musical
Celebrate the greatest love story of all time. Risk everything for true love.
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Don't miss this 35 strong cast of some of Halifax's finest young performers as they soar to the heights of simply put - the finest ever written masterpiece of all time.
An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.MTIShows.co.uk
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Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed
and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Expressions of interest for positions within the production team will be invited early 2022.
Dates will be advertised here and via social media when released.
Casting will take place in Spring 2022.
Auditions will be required for all cast members, numbers will be limited due to theatre restrictions.
Watch this space for more details late 2021.
Performances planned on:
Wednesday 26th October
Thursday 27th October
Friday 28th October
Saturday 29th October
Exact details and times tbc
This will be a ticketed event available through The Halifax Playhouse.
When tickets are available please click the 'TICKETS' button on this page to link you through to TheHalifax Playhouse booking page.
*NB. The afore-mentioned dates are subject to change to line-up with Calderdale Schools' term-time breaks when they are announced.
Take a look at the video below of the highlights of the Broadway Revival production almost 10 years ago, hopefully you will see just how much of an amazing challenge our youngsters will face, and how much you can look forward to spectating.