Event: Gorey Musical Society – West Side Story
Venue: Gorey Little Theatre, Co. Wexford
Date(s): 27/03/2023 – 01/04/2023
Time: Mon – Fri 8pm Nightly | Sat 1st – Matinee 3pm & Evening 8pm
Tickets: €15 Mon – Wed
€20 Thurs – Sat
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Director: Stephen Acton
Choreographer: Megan McEvoy
Musical Director: Conor McCarthy
WEST SIDE STORY – GOREY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Following on from their multi award winning show last year, Gorey Musical Society’s production for 2023 is West Side Story, the tragic story of Tony and Maria. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play – Romeo and Juliet, the story is set in the mid-1950s in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, then a multiracial, blue-collar neighbourhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The Sharks, who are recent migrants from Puerto Rico, and the Jets, vie for dominance of the neighbourhood, and the police try to keep order
The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang’s leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.
The production team for 2023 is Director, Stephen Acton, who was awarded best Director in last year’s AIMS awards along with the very talented Musical Director Conor McCarthy and Choreographer Megan McEvoy.
This musical is full of well known songs such as “America”, “Tonight”, “Somewhere” and “Maria” along with some stunning dance sequences. With music by Leonard Bernstein and written by Stephen Sondheim this duo produced a gem of musical theatre.
**Warning :This production will include scenes of gang rivalry!**
|Tony – Emmet Donlan||Maria – Karla Tracey|
|Riff – Richard O’Toole||Bernardo – Michael Cruz|
|Action – Brian Cooney||Anita – Margaret Masterson|
|A-Rab – Sean Timmons||Chino – Brandon Cogley|
|Diesel – John Donohoe||Pepe – Brian Harty|
|Baby John – Darragh Cox||Indio – Nacho Lopez|
|Snowboy – Tommy Cox||Luis – Evan Ryan|
|Big Deal – Aaron Leonard||Anxious – Thomas Rush|
|Gee-Tar – Paul Kehoe||Nibbles – Will Cooper|
|Anybody’s – Hannah McNiven||Juano – Tiernan O’Donohoe|
|Tiger – Alex Murphy||Toro – Bobby O’Callaghan|
|Schranke – Rónán P. Byrne||Doc – Daniel J. Healy|
|Officer Krupke – Paudie Breen||Glad Hand – James Dobbs|
|Velma – Lauren Glynn||Rosalia – Maria Forrest|
|Graziella – Sophia McCarthy||Consuelo – Natasha Kinsella|
|Pauline – Eve Macken||Francisca – Fia Duffy|
|Minnie – Sofia Church||Teresita – Meibh Fitzpatrick|
|Clarice – Aine Kelly||Estella – Fiona Walker|
|Margarita – Aisling O’Dwyer|
West Side Story – Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, Book By Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Entire Original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Originally produced on broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.co.uk.
Other Info: (Please note that a non-refundable booking fee applies to all online bookings. No refunds or ticket exchanges.)