Proms 2018
11 Aug 2018, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2018 Prom 39: West Side Story

Prom 39
Prom 39: West Side Story
20:00 Sat 11 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Bernstein’s West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. This most popular of musicals updates the story of Romeo and Juliet, transplanting the action to the warring white American and Puerto Rican gangs of Manhattan.
Bernstein’s West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. This most popular of musicals updates the story of Romeo and Juliet, transplanting the action to the warring white American and Puerto Rican gangs of Manhattan.

Programme

Performers

  • Stephen Whitson
    Stage Director
    Stage Director
  • Mikaela Bennett
    Maria
    Maria
  • Tony
  • Eden Espinosa
    Anita
    Anita
  • Leo Roberts
    Riff
    Riff
  • Gian Marco Schiaretti
    Bernardo
    Bernardo
  • Emma Kingston
    Rosalia
    Rosalia
  • Laila Zaidi
    Francisca
    Francisca
  • Christopher Jordan Marshall
    Snowboy
    Snowboy
  • Alistair Brammer
    Action
    Action
  • Jack North
    Baby John
    Baby John
  • Michael Colbourne
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fra Fee
    A-Rab
    A-Rab
  • Louise Alder
    Soprano (Somewhere)
    Soprano (Somewhere)
  • Students from ArtsEd and Mountview
  • John Wilson
    conductor
    conductor

About This Event

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.

Image: John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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