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West Side Story

September 11 - October 3, 2021

Sunnyvale Theatre

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories 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. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers 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.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Our production of West Side Story uses simulated fighting and other violence, including sound effects simulating gunfire, explosions, weapons use, and a simulated assault. Our cast has carefully rehearsed this performance with a professional Intimacy Director in a way that was safe and consensual to all of the actors involved. However, we also intended to theatrically create the strong illusions of some all-too frequent terrible realities. SCP wants to remind patrons that you are not alone if you are feeling affected watching this performance and we provide a list of resources at our performances for patrons who would like to receive help processing feelings with a trained individual.

COVID-19 SAFETY

Sunnyvale Community Players will follow CDC, State, and Local safety guidelines in place on the dates of our performances. At this time we are requiring that all patrons must be fully vaccinated and will be asked to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater. All patrons will also be required to wear masks at all times inside the theater. By purchasing a ticket you agree to adhere to all safety protocols including a requirement to be fully vaccinated and masked.

Show Details

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins

Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


Director: Thomas Times

Music Director: Kevin Surace

Choreographer: Marcie Shapiro

Vocal Director: Mary Carroll

Performances:

September 11 - October 3, 2021

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

 

Location:

Sunnyvale Community Theatre  550 East Remington Dr.  Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Cast

Jets

Tony - Peter Spoelstra

Riff - Dane Lentz

Action - Joseph Galang

A-Rab - Shir Ben-Zeev

Baby John - Yuval Amit

Snowboy - Calvin Yin

Big Deal - Elijah Thornburg

Diesel - Andrew Mo

Anybodys - Sophie Sonntag

Jets Girls

Graziella - Melissa Brown

Velma - Gabrielle Lanier

Clarice - Sarah Deranleau

Minnie - Karen Law

Pauline - Daelyn Cerruti

Susie - Amy Ho

Sharks

Maria - Samantha Mills

Bernardo - Rafael Musni

Anita - Rebecca Bradley

Chino - Curtis Murray

Pepe - Arturo Dirzo

Indio - Evan Espinosa

Luis - Jaime Melendez

Anxious - Osvaldo Mora

Nibbles - Scout Del Real

Sharks Girls

Rosalia - Naomi Evans

Consuela - Lauren DePass

Francisca - Eva Colliou

Estella - Laura Barragan

Margarita - Evalina Maas-Espinoza

Teresita - Ashley Castellon

Shark Swing - Monica Payne

Adults

Doc - Kyle Smith

Lt. Shrank - Keith Brown

Officer Krupke - Kenny Silberberg

Pit Singer - Angie Alvarez