Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on conception of Jerome Robbins
June 14,15,21,22 at 7:30 p.m. and June 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.
SCP MainStage 2018-2019 season sponsored by 1st United Bank
Production sponsored by Douglass Distributing
Performed in the historic Kidd-Key Auditorium
Directed by Josh Harris in conjunction with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.
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 “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.
Tickets go on sale beginning Monday and Tuesday, June 10 and 11 for season members and on Wednesday, June 12 for the general public. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 students, and can be reserved by calling the SCP Box Office at (903)892-8818 or going online to www.scptheater.org