Berkeley Playhouse continues their eleventh season of professional theater with the iconic Broadway musical, West Side Story. One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story resets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s and the turbulent and passionate streets of New York’s West Side. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family’s dress shop. When the two meet, their worlds stop—and cultural divides and societal expectations give way to star-crossed love. Featuring one of the most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, street violence, and the need for compassion between communities, this Berkeley Playhouse premiere will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
Performances run Friday through Sunday, and select Thursday evenings, February 15 – March 17, 2019.
Purchase Tickets are available online (ranging from $20—$40) and available by calling (510) 845-8542 x351. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
There will be two “Pay What You Can” performances, Thursday, February 28 and March 14 at 7 pm. The promotion is CASH ONLY at the door one hour prior to performance time. We request a donation of $20 per ticket but are able to accept a minimum of $5 per ticket.