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BROADWAY PALM PROUDLY PRESENTS THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL :

WEST SIDE STORY

FEBRUARY 19 - APRIL 5, 2015

West Side Story re-imagines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York City. A bitter rivalry between two teenage street gangs, the American-born Jets and the Puerto Rican immigrant Sharks, is forever altered by a forbidden love affair between the young couple Tony and Maria. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics Tonight, I Want To Be In America, I Feel Pretty, and Maria

Musical by Arthur LaurentsWest Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, libretto/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. 

West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernsteinlibretto/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins.[1] It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. (In the early 1960s much of the neighborhood would be cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, changing the neighborhood's character.)[2][3] The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang.[4] The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool".

The original 1957 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim's Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957,[5] but the award for Best Musical went to Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Robbins won the Tony for his choreography and Oliver Smith won for his scenic designs. The show had an even longer-running London production, a number of revivals and international productions. A 1961 musical film of the same name, directed byRobert Wise and Robbins, starred Natalie WoodRichard BeymerRita MorenoGeorge Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten, including George Chakiris for Supporting ActorRita Moreno for Supporting Actress, and the Best Picture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story

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 Bernstein said:

Everyone told us that [West Side Story] was an impossible project ... And we were told no one was going to be able to sing augmented fourths, as with "Ma-ri-a" ... Also, they said the score was too rangy for pop music ... Besides, who wanted to see a show in which the first-act curtain comes down on two dead bodies lying on the stage?... And then we had the really tough problem of casting it, because the characters had to be able not only to sing but dance and act and be taken for teenagers. Ultimately, some of the cast were teenagers, some were 21, some were 30 but looked 16. Some were wonderful singers but couldn't dance very well, or vice versa ... and if they could do both, they couldn't act.

Broadway Palm is proud to present one of the greatest love stories of all time, West Side Story, playing now through April 5, 2015. This smash hit musical was heralded as an electrifying moment in theatre history when it opened in 1957. Today, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.

West Side Story re-imagines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York City. A bitter rivalry between two teenage street gangs, the American-born Jets and the Puerto Rican immigrant Sharks, is forever altered by a forbidden love affair between the young couple Tony and Maria. The star-crossed lovers struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics as Tonight, I Want To Be In America, I Feel Pretty, and Maria.

Make your reservations today for West Side Story playing now through April 5, 2015. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $37 to $60 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling (239) 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com, or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

  

  

  

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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 278-4422
www.BroadwayPalm.com

PERFORMANCE TIMES

MAT - 11:45 Lunch, 1:15 Show
EVE - 5:30 Dinner, 7:30 Show
TWI - 5:30 Dinner, 7:00 Show

Buffet and Show
Sunday - Friday Evenings: 
$57.00

Saturday Evenings: 

$60.00

Matinees: 
$51.00

Children (12 and Under): 
$24.00


Show Only
Adults: $37.00; Children: $20.00

Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.
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 **A $3.00 per ticket fee applies for online orders**

PERFORMANCE TIMES

MAT  - 11:45 Lunch, 1:15 Show
EVE  - 5:30 Dinner, 7:30 Show
TWI  - 5:30 Dinner, 7:00 Show

Run Time
2 Hours 25 minutes

TICKET PRICES

Dinner and Show
Tuesday- Sunday Evenings:
$51.00
Matinees:
$47.00
Children age 12 & Under: $21.00
Show Only
Adults: $27.00; Children: $17.00
Discounts available for groups of 20 or more
.
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**A $3.00 per ticket fee applies for online orders**

 

 

MY REVIEW: You know, here is another example of a vintage theatre production that may make us sigh and say, 'wow, that thing has been around FOREVER.' And yeah, we NEED to keep this vintage production as well as so many others: South Pacific, Carousel, 7 Brides, The Music Man to name a scant few, alive and living and showing THE KIDS what it was like and how the world might have changed, but the simple, pure and clean, live on.

Of course the language is old-style, but did you notice? Not a swear was heard? Sure there was bigotry, angst and danger and death, but it didn't seem like people exploded on stage.. even the gunfire was singular. Now a-days, after watching a movie like 'end of watch' this was kindergarten stuff, but the story and acting and production still seems.. simple and pure. Of course, I'm a little south of plumb, and maybe all wrong (wow, I think I was wrong once.. this might be the second time.. LOL)

The story is gripping without being bloody, no drive-bys, I sure wish real life was like this dance production. Wouldn't it be cool to see on the news some gang-bangers breaking into a mob dance rather than loaded guns, etc.?

Fabulous job, one and all. Check out the cast and I have to tell you right off the bat that the actor who played Tony was (ADAM KASTER) amazing.. formerly a lawyer, this was his acting debut. And may I say: “well done, ALL!”

SHOW MENU

Chef Carved London Broil* - GF
Chicken Lombardy
Oven Roasted Pork Loin with an Orange Spice Glaze - GF
Parmesan Crusted Fish Served Over Caprese Orzo
Creamy Spinach and Tomato Tortellini

Pineapple Casserole
Garlic Mashed Potatoes - GF
Basil Infused Rice with Snow Peas, Pesto and Parmesan - GF
Green Beans with Almonds - GF
Steamed Carrots with a Honey Glaze – GF

Full Salad Bar With Caesar Salad, Tossed Salad and Assorted Fresh Toppings and Dressings
Rolls and Butter

A Delicious Selection of Composed Salads and Fresh Fruit

Ice Cream Table with Vanilla and

No-Sugar-Added Pecan Ice Cream and a variety of toppings

(Sugar-free Chocolate Ice Cream Available Upon Request)

Dessert Buffet includes Sugar-free Cheesecake and Assorted Cakes and Pie

* Indicates Evening Only

GF = Gluten-Free  

 

 

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