Location:Rose Performance Hall, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
Date: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 7:30 p.m. sneak preview show, all tickets $5; free to Endicott ID holders
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: General Admission: $15; $5 seniors and students of other institutions; free to Endicott ID holders
“The air is humming, ‘cause something great is coming.” It’s West Side Story at Endicott College! Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the so-called "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Shows are Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $5-$15 and can be purchased at tickets.endicott.edu or by leaving a message at (978) 998-7700.
Transcending issues of racial tension, immigration, juvenile delinquency, star-crossed love, and gang violence, West Side Story leaves audiences stunned and thoughtful, while filling hearts and minds with the iconic songs many grew up singing: “America,” “Cool,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Gee, Officer Krupke,” “Somewhere,” and many more. Co-Artistic Directors Becca Kenneally (Music) and Penny Singh (Staging), and choreographers Kimberleigh Holman and Nicole SaoPedro-Welch mount this fully-staged production with Endicott students of music, theater, and dance, with special permission of Music Theatre International.
Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation.
Chair of Performing Arts, Endicott College
Photo: Joe Guptill and Max Theroux, Class of 2021, and Ted Perotti, James Turner III, and Stephen Hoadley, Class of 2020, are "down on their knees" begging "Officer Krupke" to give them a break in the famous West Side Story song.