West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. The music ranges from the touching innocence of ‘I feel pretty’ and ‘Tonight’ to the tension-fuelled ‘Dance at the Gym’ in conveying the trials of the ill-fated lovers, Tony and Maria, as they attempt to resolve the deep-rooted animosity between two warring communities on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
This rare performance of the theatre score (authorised concert version) features a top-flight cast, joined by an ensemble of students from leading London theatre schools.
Cast: Mikaela Bennett (Maria), Ross Lekites (Tony), Eden Espinosa (Anita)
Stephen Whitson - Director, John Wilson Orchestra