Sunnyvale Community Players is thrilled to celebrate the return to in-person performances with "West Side Story", both a true theatrical masterpiece and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, 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. This timeless story has been captivating audiences for over half a century and it is little wonder that master filmmaker Steven Spielberg himself will be releasing his vision of the story on the big screen later this year.
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