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West Side Story

Could it be, yes it could, something's coming, something good…

York Light Youth

Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November 2016

Brought to you by York Light Youth, West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Two warring New York City gangs - the American ‘Jets’, led by Riff, and the Puerto Rican ‘Sharks’, led by Bernardo - replace Shakespeare’s feuding families. Their hatred has reached the point where neither can tolerate the other on account of their cultural differences. When Riff's best friend (and former Jet), Tony, and Bernardo's younger sister, Maria, meet at a dance, they instantly fall in love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. In the meantime the Jets challenge the Sharks to a rumble; whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping to end the violence, but her plan goes terribly wrong. After this, can Maria and Tony have the happily-ever-after they have dreamed about?

This fantastic show will be performed by the talented young cast of York Light Youth, whose most recent production was Cats in October 2015. Many of our performers from previous shows return, along with some new faces.

Fri 28 Oct 19:30
Sat 29 Oct 14:30
Sat 29 Oct 19:30
Wed 2 Nov 19:30
Thu 3 Nov 19:30
Fri 4 Nov 19:30
Sat 5 Nov 14:30
Sat 5 Nov 19:30

Surrounding Events


Show Performer Performances
The Pirates of Penzance Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Thu 22 Sep to Sat 24 Sep 2016
York Swings Against Cancer York Against Cancer Sun 25 Sep 2016
Music Legends Just Dance Fri 30 Sep to Sat 1 Oct 2016
"RULE THE WORLD" Take That Tribute Act Never Forget Events Sun 2 Oct to Mon 3 Oct 2016
Two Musicals - One Concert! The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 8 Oct 2016
Songs From Then Till Now Steve Cassidy Band Sun 9 Oct 2016
Shakespeare Schools Festival Shakespeare Schools Foundation Tue 11 Oct to Wed 12 Oct 2016
Cinderella Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama Sat 15 Oct 2016
Acorn Antiques The Musical York Musical Theatre Company Tue 18 Oct to Sat 22 Oct 2016
West Side Story York Light Youth Fri 28 Oct to Sat 5 Nov 2016
Fiddler on the Roof NE Musicals YORK Wed 9 Nov to Sat 12 Nov 2016
York Scout & Guide Show 2016: Let's Celebrate! York Scouts and Guides Tue 22 Nov to Sat 26 Nov 2016
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Rowntree Players Sat 3 Dec to Sat 10 Dec 2016
Shepherd Group Brass Band Christmas Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Fri 16 Dec to Sat 17 Dec 2016
Music Night's Christmas Cracker Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 18 Dec 2016