West Side StoryReturn

Playwright Arthur Laurents Composer Leonard Bernstein Lyricist Stephen Sondheim Source Author Jerome Robbins Producer Berkeley Playhouse  [Website] Description One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story resets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s and the turbulent and passionate streets of New York’s West Side.

Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family’s dress shop. When the two meet, their worlds stop—and cultural divides and societal expectations give way to star-crossed love.

Featuring one of the most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, street violence, and the need for compassion between communities, this Berkeley Playhouse premiere will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
Running Time 2:30 Performers Ana Paula Malagon   [Maria]
Will Skrip   [Tony]
Jenny Angell   [Anybodys]
Jon Betts   [Officer Krupke]
David Bohnet   [Bernardo]
Danila Burstheyn   [Riff]
Christian Castillo   [Action]
Ron Dritz   [Doc]
Vida Mae Fernandez   [Anita]
Tim Holt Jones   [Lt. Schrank / Gladhand]
Jake Leahy   [Chino]
Joe Ayers   [Diesel]
Brandon Canela   [Anxious]
Alvin Castillo Bunales   [Pepe]
Crystal Cole   [Consuela]
Jordan Covington   [Indio]
Hernandez Cristina   [Rosalia / Soloist]
Jaq Dalziel   [Graziella]
Alyssa Fredzess   [Francisca]
Kevin Gruwell   [A-Rab]
Stephen Kanaski   [Luis]
Michael Kennedy   [Big Deal]
Madeline Lambie   [Minnie / Estrella]
Rebecca Robinson-Leviton   [Clarice]
Sidney Spiegel   [Velma]
Tony Wooldridge   [Baby John]
Creative Staff Rachel Robinson   [Director]
Daniel Feyer   [Music Director]
Eric Walton   [Music Director]
Allison Paraiso   [Choreographer]
Sarah Phykitt   [Scenic Designer]
Lisa Danz   [Costume Designer]
Cameron Pence   [Lighting Designer]
Lyle Barrere   [Sound Designer]
Dave Maier   [Fight Choreographer]
Lexie Lazear   [Makeup Designer]
Lexie Lazear   [Wig Designer]
Kate Fitt   [Properties Designer]

Julia Morgan Theatre

2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704   Box Office:  (510) 845-$d X: 8542
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