In the world of musicals, it doesn't get much more famous than West Side Story. West Side Story first hit Broadway in the
1950s, and it has been a hit ever since. It takes the classic story of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and updates
the story by staging it in New York City during the 1950s. Experience this theater
favorite live on stage in West Palm Beach.
In the story of Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers were from feuding families. In West Side Story, they are from rival gangs. Tony is part
of the Jets and Maria has family who are part of the Sharks. When Tony and Maria meet and begin to fall in love, they must
keep it a secret because of their ties to the gangs. Before long, their romance is revealed and tragedy ensues.
One of the reasons that West Side Story has remained incredibly popular throughout the years is the score that accompanies
this unforgettable story. West Side Story features music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Some of their
most famous creations from the musical include "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "A Boy Like That."