West Side Story Costumes
West Side Story Costumes. All new complete costume set for the 2018 season now available to hire.
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 is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins.It was inspired by William Shakespeare‘s play Romeo and Juliet.
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Synopsis For West Side Story
The story is set in the Upper West Side neighbourhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighbourhood (in the early 1960s much of the neighbourhood would be cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, changing the neighbourhood’s character).The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. 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. 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”.
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Costumes for West Side Story