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West Side Story

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by its two-time Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side Story recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

Thru - Sep 18, 2011

Stage: Segerstrom Hall

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 714-556-2787

  West Side Story Reviews
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Broadway World - Recommended

"...A near-perfect blend of story, lyrics, score and movement, the stage musical—playing this time at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County through September 18—bursts forth with a kind of style and intelligence that practically guaranteed its iconic place in history."
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Michael L. Quintos

Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...David Saint now receives credit as director, but regardless of how much is Saint and how much is Laurents, the resulting production dazzles, engrosses, and moves—from a strikingly staged opener which introduces us one by one to the Jets to a simple but profoundly affecting reimagining of the musical’s final moments."
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Steven Stanley

Examiner - Recommended

"...The good news is that Arthur Laurents’ sexy revisionist take works most of the time, Español and all, and this ground-breaking musical about a romance between members of rival New York street gangs is as timely as ever."
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Jordan Young

OC Register - Recommended

"...But when it’s done well, as it is in a touring production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, this 1957 musical-theater classic will leave you with chills. Even stone-hearted snobs can’t help shedding a tear or two at its tragic final curtain, with Maria mourning over the lifeless body of her lover, Tony."
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Paul Hodgins

Daily Pilot - Recommended

"...Thankfully, all three elements are present in abundance in the current incarnation of the landmark musical now in residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The show virtually bubbles over in attitude, establishing a conflict early on that will lead quite naturally to tragic consequences."
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Tom Titus

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