West Side Story Segerstrom Center For The Arts Segerstrom Hall Tickets
The musical West Side Story is an adaption of the famous Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. It was first produced on Broadway in 1957 and since then it has continued to be a great hit with the theatre fans. It has been reproduced worldwide several times including a West End production than ran for many years. West Side Story Segerstrom tickets are once in a life time opportunity to see this wonderful masterpiece.
West Side Story is set in New York City in the fifties and tells the tragic story of Tony and Maria who are related to rival street gangs at war with each other, but love blossoms in the midst of all this hate nonetheless. It depicts their efforts to conquer hate with their love and even death. Arthur Laurents authored the script and Leonard Bernstein provided the music for Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics. The score is considered to be one of the best ever to have graced Broadway including the extremely popular classics like A Boy Like That, Maria, America and I Feel Pretty. Jerome Robbins choreographed the original show and won a Tony award for it in 1957. In 1961 it was made into a movie and was a great hit winning ten Academy Awards out of eleven it was nominated for.
Fifty years ago West Side Story changed the concept of musicals on Broadway and was considered to be one of the greatest love stories ever produced on stage. This blend of romance and drama continues to be as timely, mesmerizing and heartbreaking as ever.