Tibbits Summer Theatre presents
WEST SIDE STORY
Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS
Book by Music by Lyrics by
ARTHUR LAURENTS LEONARD BERNSTEIN STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed
and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York City in this landmark Broadway musical considered one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet transforms into 1950s city life as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the 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. With a memorable score and exuberant dance the poignant story still resonates today. Song classics include “Maria,” “America,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “Somewhere.” WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Single tickets available April 1, 2019. Subscribe and save 20%! Season subscriptions, which include all four main stage shows, are also available. Group rates for 10 or more tickets are now available. Please call Tirsha Odisher at (517) 278-6029 to make group or season subscription reservations.
We are looking forward to the 55th season of Tibbits Summer Theatre, which has filled the stage of the Tibbits Opera House with the excitement of great professional theatre by its resident summer stock company since 1964. It has attracted thousands of people through its doors and built an outstanding reputation. USA Today called it one of the “10 great places to see the lights way off Broadway.” Generations of families have created memories through Tibbits Summer Theatre and its companion Tibbits Popcorn Theatre, which features the professional company in shows specifically geared toward children and families. Tibbits hires and assembles the entire company, including actors, musicians, directors, designers and technical crews. Every season is memorable!
Read biographies of Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Soundheim HERE