The tour of the Broadway revival of West Side Story is coming to Chattanooga at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 1-2 at 8 p.m. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life).
West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they 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 of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
West Side Story is written by two-time Tony Award winner Arthur Laurents (book) and multiple Tony and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut.
The production features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter McBoyle.
Tickets are $41.50-$67.50 plus convenience fees. Student tickets are $20 off with a student ID. There is a discount of 10 percent for groups of 15 or more.