Bare Actor Will Star as Tony in Florida Production of West Side Story

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Anthony Festa, seen in the Off-Broadway revival of Bare, will star as Tony in Riverside Theatre's production of West Side Story, which will begin performances Feb. 17 in Florida.

Directed by DJ Salisbury with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Ken Clifton, performances will continue through March 8.

Belinda Allyn and Festa star as Maria and Tony, respectively, with Penelope Armstead-Williams as Anita, Steve Brady as Doc, Sean Ewing as Bernardo, Camden Gonzales as Rosalia, Daryll Heysham as Det. Schrank, Michael D. Jablonski as Riff, Elizabeth Racanelli as Anybodys, Kevin Santos as Chino, David Schmittou as Gladhand and Thomas L. Webb as Officer Krupke.

Rounding out the cast are Mike Baerga, Kimber Benedict, Stephanie Bissonnette, Krystina M Burton, Victoria Casillo, Andre Cole, Dean Andre De Luna, Andrew Eckert, Tenealle Farragher, Anthony Johnson, Alida Michal, Sarah Parnicky, Andrew Purcell, Scott Shedenhelm, Jaquez André Sims, Gabriella Sorrentino, Summerisa Bell Stevens and J. Morgan White.

When Festa was seen in Off-Broadway's Bare, he played five roles in under one month. He documented the experience for

Other members of the creative team include scenic designer Cliff Simon, costume designer Holly Payne, lighting designer Yael Lubetzky, sound designer Craig Beyrooti, stage manager Amy Bertacini and assistant stage manager Ingrid Olson. Casting is by Wojcik / Seay Casting LLC. West Side Story features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

The Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach, FL. For more information and tickets, visit

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