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West Side Story
a Musical
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA MUSICAL
by Arthur Laurents (Book), Leonard Bernstein (Music), Stephen Sondheim (Lyrics)

COMPANY : Henry Players [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Henry County Performing Arts Center [WEBSITE]
ID# 2400

SHOWING : September 20, 2007 - September 23, 2007

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

West Side Story is a musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Set in Manhattan's Upper West Side, the musical explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The young protagonist, Anton ("Tony"), who belongs to the white gang, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the rival Puerto Rican gang. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater. Bernstein's score for the musical has become extremely popular, including "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America," "Somewhere," "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "One Hand, One Heart", and "Cool"


CAST & CREW LIST
Producer Adriana Beckner
Director Damon Bohan
Co-Music Director/Conductor Kenny Hall
Ass't Director Amy Hoke
Director Russ D. Ivey
Co-Music Director Kathy Milburn
Co-Technical Director/Sound Eric Barker
Costume Designer Karen Cotter
Lighting Designer Rebecca Dingbaum
Co-Technical Director Jeff Medlock
Choreographer Jeanne Palpant
Sound Design Billy Russell
Clarice Krystal Boggs
Chino Jose Caballero
Tony Shawn Cartwright
A-Rab Drew Castellana
Graziella Elizabeth Cheney
Francisca Deidra Cochran
Indio Ken Cowart
Rosalia Jordan Godwin
Baby John Dalton Gough
Teresita Kelli Hall
Velma Lauren Heusel
Anybodys Rebekah Hovis
Luis Duck Kinsenamongkol
Pepe Trevor J Lee
Det. Shrank/Glad Hand John F. Martin
Action Joseph McElwaney
Anita Jennifer Nelson
Riff Stephen Alan Odom
Diesel Robert Owens
Bernardo Rafael Palacios
Consuela Jennifer Simmons
Minnie Callie Still
Pauline Amber Thornton
Doc/Sgt. Krupke Vincent Tuccilo
Maria Melissa Vazquez
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