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Greely Drama presents West Side Story

posted Mar 6, 2019, 9:35 AM by Tammy Tarling

Greely High School Drama is proud to present the epic musical West Side Story as the first production in the new Greely Center for the Arts. Bursting with the intensity of Leonard Bernstein’s musical score and inspired by Jerome Robbins’ striking choreography, this is a spectacle of classic song and dance not to be missed. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, but flung into 1950s NYC, two teenage gangs battle over a little piece of street. From this unfounded hate springs a pair of unlikely lovers who will sacrifice everything in hopes of a peaceful life together. 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. The best of intentions go awry and tragedy staggers them all into the realization love is far stronger than hate, and the similarities we share are more important than our differences.

 

Performances are Thursday-Saturday March 28-30 at 7pm and there will be a Sunday matinée March 31 at 2pm. Tickets will be available online and at the GCA box office at Greely High School: 303 Main St. Cumberland ME 04021 ($10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors) FMI & TIX visit www.MSAD51.org 

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