Opera Australia's West Side Story Australian Tour
Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story's creators is unquestioned. The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless masterpiece.
A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet; this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets.
Hamish sat down with Director and Choreographer Joey McKneely’s about his vibrant new staging that will feature some of Australia’s most exciting young talent, and everything we can expect from this upcoming production.
West Side Story will premiere at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 6 – 28 April before its Sydney Opera House season.
For those in other parts of Australia, you're not missing out! The production will also tour to Canberra (10–27 Oct 2019) and Adelaide (28 Nov–15 Dec 2019).
Watch the full interview below:
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