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West Side Story

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington

West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose on the streets of 1950s New York. This Signature Theatre production finds the ill-fated courtship of teen lovers Tony and Maria playing out against the fierce racial rivalry between street gangs the Sharks and the Jets, in a truly timeless story of passion and prejudice. The famed film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and it has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, as recently as 2009. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America."

Thru - Jan 31, 2016

Price: $77-$92

Box Office: 703-820-9771

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Washington Post - Highly Recommended

"...The perfect Tony. A Maria of pure enchantment. So, yes, it’s truly love at first sight in director Matthew Gardiner’s riveting new “West Side Story” — and not just for that star-crossed pair. Buoyed further by the mesmerizing Natascia Diaz as Anita, and a dancing ensemble that leaps as if the streets of Manhattan were up in the clouds, the production ensures that we once again fall deeply under this musical’s potent spell."
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Peter Marks

MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...But leave it to Signature Theatre to stage a production that reinvigorates this classic musical, giving it more relevance and resonance than ever before. Of course, anytime is a fine time to stage West Side Story, the all-star collaboration featuring one of the best scores — by Leonard Bernstein — and some of the best choreography — by Jerome Robbins — in the entire musical cannon. Add in an acclaimed book by Arthur Laurents and clever lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim and you can understand why it’s widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever made."

Doug Rule

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...The much anticipated Signature production of West Side Story has arrived, and it is a rumble with nary a stumble. Signature has a deserved, mostly favorable rep for doing shows big. They rarely spare the razamatazz. In this instance the show is in control—it is big from the inside out."
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Brian Bochicchio

Theatre Bloom - Highly Recommended

"...Te adoro, Signature Theatre, te adoro. Blowing the minds of every theatergoer that snaps their way into the Max Theater at Signature Theatre in Shirlington, Virginia this holiday season, West Side Story is a smash-hit that steals the heart, captures the soul, and brings the audience to a standing ovation. A stunning tale of star-crossed lovers set to inspiring Music by Leonard Bernstein, with Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Arthur Laurents, Signature’s production of West Side Story is nothing short of sensational. Directed by Matthew Gardiner, with Musial Direction by Jon Kalbfleisch, the show is the most astonishing production to sweep its way across the Signature stage yet this season."
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Amanda Gunther

Magic Time - Highly Recommended

"...Signature Theatre’s production of West Side Story is every bit as eye-filling and ear-thrilling as any lover of this great American musical could wish."
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John Stoltenberg

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