Over the years, certain shows have become theater classics because of their undying popularity throughout the generations.
One such show is West Side Story, which is an updated take on the classic story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this
version, Romeo is named Tony and Juliet is Maria, and they both live in New York City instead of Italy.
In West Side Story, the couple
at the center of the story have ties with two rival gangs in New York City. Tony is part of the Jets, while Maria's friends
and family are involved with the Sharks. When the two meet, their love seems doomed from the beginning, but the attraction
is undeniable. As their relationship progresses, the tensions threaten to come to a head.
One of the ways that West Side Story breathed new life into the story of Romeo and Juliet was through the critically-acclaimed
score. The score is chocked full of now-classic songs like Maria," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty," "Somewhere" and
"A Boy Like That." When this theater show comes
to Buffalo, it is sure to bring out theater fans far and wide.