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West Side Story

WEST SIDE STORY

CALIFORNIA THEATRE, APRIL 16 - MAY 1

Don’t miss Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s classic American tale of two star-crossed lovers and the prejudices that keep them apart. Bursting with passion, humor, dancing, and some of the most memorable music ever written, this stunning production of West Side Story – the company’s first-ever musical – will be conducted by OSJ Resident Conductor Christopher James Ray and staged by director Crystal Manich.

WEST SIDE STORY

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

Sung in English with English and Spanish supertitles

The performance will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with 1 intermission.

Production originally designed for and created by The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This production features depictions of violence, sexual violence, the sound of a gunshot, haze, and a brief strobe effect. 

SaturdayApril 16, 20227:30 PMBuy Tickets
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ThursdayApril 21, 20227:30 PMBest Availability
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FridayApril 29, 20227:30 PMBest Availability
SundayMay 1, 20222:00 PMBuy Tickets

Beginning March 28, 2022, Opera San José requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all patrons ages 5 and up for entry into the California Theatre.

CAST

PROGRAM ARTICLES

SPONSORS AND CREDITS

Performances of West Side Story are made possible, in part, by:

The company debut of Crystal Manich was partially supported by OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors, generously funded by the Marineau Family Foundation.

West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

“WEST SIDE STORY”

Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Originally Produced On Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens