West Side Story tells the story of the rivaling Jets and Sharks, who are locked in a conflict for territory and respect. Amidst the tensions, Tony, a former Jet, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks’ leader. Their forbidden romance unfolds against the backdrop of prejudice, cultural clashes, and the desire for a better life.
Musical Type: Golden Age (1957)
Cast Size: 20+
Genre: Romantic Drama
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Music Theatre International➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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