Ali Ewoldt is Maria opposite Kyle Harris as Tony. The cast also includes Michelle Aravena as Anita, Joseph J. Simeone as Riff and German Santiago as Bernardo. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction was recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography was reproduced by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life).
Here is a look at the starry audience arrivals:
Jason Robert Brown, Cloris Leachman and Original Film Stars Attend West Side Story Opening in Los Angeles
Also featured are Mike Boland as Krupke, Ryan Christopher Chotto as A-rab, Stephen DeRosa (Broadway's most recent Into the Woods) as Glad Hand, Drew Foster as Action, Alexandra Frohlinger as Anybodys, Jay Garcia as Chino, Grant Gustin as Baby John, Nathan Keen as Big Deal, Christopher Patrick Mullen as Schrank, John O'Creagh as Doc, Kyle Robinson as Diesel, Neil Haskell as Snowboy, along with Isaac Benelli, Lauren Boyd, Alicia Charles, Beth Crandall, Dean Andre de Luna, Ted Ely, Lori Ann Ferreri, Ryan Ghysels, Tim Hausmann, Dea Julien, Daniel Kermidas, Kristen Paulicelli, Christie Portera, Erika Santillana, Kevin Santos, Michael Scirrotto, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Jessica Swesey, Kathryn Lin Terza and Kirstin Tucker.
The production continues at the Pantages through Jan. 2.For more information, please visit the Pantages Theatre's official website: http://www.broadwayla.org/.