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    West Side Story

    West Side Story

    Presented by The Western Stage at The Western Stage at Hartnell College

    August 9-August 30, 2014

    Avg. Event Rating (5.0 Stars): 5 out of 5 stars rating
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    The Western Stage (TWS) continues its 40 American musicals of all time. While the conflict in Shakespeare’s play is colored by uniquely British social issues involving aristocratic power, the creative team for West Side Story reimagined the tragic love story with a distinctly more American social conflict – one based on race. Set in the Upper-West side of New York City during the late 1950’s, the musical transforms Shakespeare’s family feud between the Montagues and the Capulets into a rivalry between a Puerto Rican gang called the Sharks and a Caucasian gang called the Jets. Romeo thus becomes Tony, a former gang leader of the Jets who wants to leave his former life behind, and Juliet becomes Maria, a recent immigrant working in a bridal shop whose hand in marriage has already been promised to a Shark. From here this timeless story of forbidden love bounds toward its inevitable conclusion — this time told in a uniquely American way with song and dance.


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        The Western Stage at Hartnell College

        411 Central Ave
        Salinas, CA 93901

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        $24

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      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        August 9-August 30, 2014

        Times:

        August 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th at 7:30pm 

        August 10th, 17th, and 24th at 2:00pm

         

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        • Event Name: West Side Story
          5 out of 5 stars rating "Faithful to the original"
          Review posted by: Bob Tormey from (Monterey) - Bob is Chino Hills, California, Aug 18, 2014

          Wonderful case - all principals very talented with great dancing by entire company! Full orchestra - outstanding performance. Standing ovation opening night well deserved!

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        • Event Name: West Side Story
          5 out of 5 stars rating "Faithful to the original"
          Review posted by: Bob Tormey from (Monterey) - Bob is Chino Hills, California, Aug 18, 2014

          Wonderful case - all principals very talented with great dancing by entire company! Full orchestra - outstanding performance. Standing ovation opening night well deserved!

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