West Side Story Athens
The Greek production of West Side Story returns to Athens. Photograph by Evi Fylaktou


Where: Athens Concert Hall, Megaron
When: 15, 16, 19, 20, 21st October 2016
Why Go: To see the Greek production of an iconic Broadway musical

Following its enthusiastic reception over the summer season, Leonard Bernstein’s classic West Side Story returns to the Athens Concert Hall stage for a five-night encore. This Greek production features the Camerata Orchestra led by George Petrou and the cast is led by Yiannis Kalivas (Tony), Marina Satti (Maria), Iasonas Mandylas (Riff), Andreas Voulgaris (Bernardo) and Eleni Stamidou (Anita). The musical will be performed with Greek dialogue and English lyrics. Choreography by American, John Todd.

Performances supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport.

West Side Story Athens

A modernised Shakespearean tale set in 1950s New York. Photograph by Evi Fylaktou


West Side Story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet which takes place in a rough neighbourhood set in 1950s New York. Cross-cultural lovers are caught in the cross-fire of rival teenage street gangs. It was one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway and London. The jazzy Latin score by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and script by Arthur Laurents. The 1961 film adaptation starring Natalie Wood won ten Academy Awards, including best picture.

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