St Albans Musical Theatre Company

St Albans Musical Theatre Company

7-11 November 2017 at the Alban Arena

West Side Story Costume hire

West Side Story Costume Launch.

Thespis Theatrical Costumiers are pleased to announce a brand new costume set being launched in November by the St Albans Musical Theatre Company.

Opening night Tuesday 7 November 2017 to Saturday 11 November 2017

Evenings at 7.45pm & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

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Cast in rehearsals West Side Story St Albans Musical Theatre Company
Cast West Side Story St Albans Musical Theatre Company

 

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and JulietWest Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s.  In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the “rumbles”, romance, and resentment lead to the lovers’ ultimate, tragic conclusion.

With soaring, sophisticated, and diverse melodies, energetic and athletic dance battles, and its remarkably salient social message, West Side Story remains one of musical theatre’s most revolutionary and most loved treasures.

Bernstein’s score for the musical includes ‘Something’s Coming’, ‘Maria’, ‘America’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Jet Song’, ‘I Feel Pretty’, ‘A Boy Like That’, ‘One Hand, One Heart’, ‘Gee, Officer Krupke’, and ’Cool’.

An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins; Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced on Broadway by Robert E Griffith & Harold Prince by arrangement with Roger L Stevens.

 Costume Hire West Side Story

You can be sure when hiring from Thespis Theatrical Costumiers that you will look truly amazing in any of the West Side Story costumes from our collection, where our attention to detail, quality, cleanliness and high standard of replication is second to none.

 

West Side Story Costumes

 

Mixed Voice Production of West Side Story

Good luck to Mixed Voice for their opening night tonight of West Side Story at the Norwich Playhouse. A lot of talent in this group! I know many of them personally from their performances with the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre.It is great to see them grow and progress .Have a fab opening night guys!
Overview

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in the Upper West Side neighbourhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighbourhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.

The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre and for many, the story holds up just as well today as it did five decades ago.

Bernstein’s fantastic score for the musical includes Something’s Coming, Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight & I Feel Pretty.

Performances at 7.30pm daily, plus 2.30pm matinee on Sat 27 Aug

Suggested for age 12+