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.
ABOUT WEST SIDE STORY
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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