West Side Story

July 23 – August 9, 2020

Based on a conception by 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. Grifith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet is transformed into a musical set in modern day New York City. When young lovers Tony and Maria find themselves star-crossed between two warring street gangs, the struggle to survive the hate, violence, and prejudice on the streets of the city.

WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Performance Dates and Times

Day Date Time Note
Thursday July 23 8:00pm Preview Thursday
Friday July 24 8:00pm Opening Night
Saturday July 25 8:00pm  
Sunday  July 26 2:00pm  
Tuesday July 28 8:00pm  
Wednesday July 29 8:00pm  
Thursday July 30 8:00pm  
Friday July 31 8:00pm  
Saturday August 1 8:00pm  
Sunday August 2 2:00pm  
Tuesday August 4 8:00pm  
Wednesday August 5 8:00pm  
Thursday  August 6 8:00pm  
Friday August 7 8:00pm  
Saturday August 8 2:00pm  
Saturday August 8 8:00pm  
Sunday  August 9 2:00pm  






















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Single Tickets

Single tickets can be purchased beginning on May 28, 2019 by calling the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884, online at the link below, or by visiting the Box Office in person in the lobby of Kent State University's Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Tickets are extremely limited. Please call 330-672-3884 for availability.

Please note, the Friday, July 26, Sunday, July 28, Saturday, August 3, Tuesday, August 6, Wednesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 8 performances are SOLD OUT.


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