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GLHS Theatre: West Side Story

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  • Thursday, May 9, 2013
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May 9-12, 2013
GLHS Theatre: West Side Story

GLHS Theatre: West Side StoryWest Side Story is a popular American musical set during the mid 1950s or early 1960s in an Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City.

The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The newly arrived Puerto Rican youths, the Sharks, taunt and are taunted by the other dominant neighborhood youths, the Jets, who themselves were earlier generational immigrants.

The protagonist, Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.

West Side Story’s dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems is often attributed to a significantly turning point in American musical theatre.  

Tickets: $10 | General Admission Seating
Advance ticket purchases are available Monday - Friday in the front office of Gahanna Lincoln HS, 140 S. Hamilton Rd. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may purchase tickets during the lunch periods (10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) at the school’s concession stand within the main entry hallway.

Related Resource Links
•  GLHS Theatre on Facebook
•  Theatre Home Page
•  April 2013 Lion’s Roar Feature: West Side Story, by Ali McCathern
•  May 2, 2013/ThisWEEK Community News: GLHS to present 'West Side Story'!

For more information, contact GLHS Theatre Director Cynthia Macioce at 614-478-5500 or email

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