West Side Story Dances Into San Diego Musical Theatre Tonight

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The San Diego Musical Theatre production of the classic musical West Side Story plays a Feb. 13-March 1 engagement at the Spreckels Theatre. Opening is Feb. 14.

Jessica Soza
Jessica Soza

Directed by James Vasquez with choreography by Randy Slovacek and musical direction by Don LeMaster, the cast is led by Jacob Caltrider (Tony), Jessica Soza (Maria), Kikau Alvaro (Bernardo), Natalie Nucci (Anita) and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (Riff) with Danielle Airey, Kevin Aquino, Max Cadillac, Hanz Enyeart, Manny Fernandes, Meagan Flint, Jay Gamboa, Devon Hadsell, Siri Hafso, Danny Hansen, Jenny Henkel, Krysty Hernandez, Andrew J. Koslow, Danielle Levas, Jacob Narcy, Joy Newbegin, Leah Roth, RC Sands, Ernest Sauceda, Taylor Simmons, Joshua LaMonte Switzer, Diana Vaden, Eric von Metzke, Andrea Williams and Dan Windham.

West Side Story has music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents.

"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," according to press notes. "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."

The production also has lighting design by Amanda Zieve, costume design by Janet Pitcher, scenic design by Sean Fanning and sound design by Kevin Anthenill. The production manager is Bret Young, and the stage manager is Stanley Cohen.

The Spreckels Theatre is located at 121 Broadway. For tickets call (858) 560-5740 or visit SDMT online at sdmt.org.

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