West Side Story

West Side Story
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, West Side Story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway's finest--its songs part of the nation's musical heritage. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers (a guide featuring the original choreography is available for rental). And with a reduced orchestration and transpositions on demand, this masterpiece is easier to mount than ever before!

MTI serves as an agent for the rightsholders whose shows we represent. The rightsholders of this show have made their intentions clear and MTI will not issue new licenses for this show within North Carolina until we receive new instructions
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Resources

No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, our innovative production resources will enhance your show experience.
Choreo / Director's Guide

Replicate the direction and choreography created by Broadway professionals.

Pre Performance

See the entire orchestration on one page.

Performance
Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

Performance
Logo Packs

Promote your show with the officially licensed logo.

Pre Performance
OrchExtra

Play your show’s full score by adding in your orchestra’s missing instruments.

Performance
RehearscorePlus

Run rehearsals with a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

Pre Performance
Study Guides

Facilitate cross-curricular learning in class with lessons created by educational theatre experts.

Pre Performance
Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

Pre Performance

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