The award winning Light Opera Society of Tralee brings West Side Story, the most highly acclaimed musical of all time to Siamsa Tire Tralee from Oct 4th-7th. Conceived and choreographed by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story has been an iconic production on the musical theatre landscape since it was first presented on stage 60 years ago.
The Montagues and Capulets become the Jets and the Sharks, Romeo and Juliet become Tony and Maria and the story is transplanted from Verona to Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1950s.
Premiered in 1957, the 1961 film version won ten Oscars. The cast features a host of local talent and follows on from the acclaimed performances of Evita, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
Tickets can be booked here