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West Side StoryAlliance High School will present “West Side Story” on April 24, 25, 26 at the performing arts center. Curtain time is 7 pm each night.

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff’s best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Joining the drama are several songs.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Click on the left side of the black bar to access an audio interview between KCOW’s Kevin Horn and West Side Story director Karena Soriano.

Cast and Crew:

Tony: Collin Cox

Maria: Brianna Ridenour

Bernardo: Andreas Volland

Anita: Megan Buskirk

The Jets – Riff: Roger Bunnell

Action: Trajan Garcia

A-Rab: William Grant

Baby John: David Beckett

Snowboy: Austin McGyhy

Big Deal: Sariah Grant

Diesel: Angus Frisch

Gee-Tar: Peyton Stoike

Anybodys: Lauren Block

Graziella: Christa Horn

Velma: Mary Weingart

Clarice: Jazlyn Garza

Pauline: Marina Frisch

The Sharks – Chino: Daniel Salais

Pepe: Jaden Thacker/Jacob Long

Indio: Austin Stephenson

Toro: Lorena Lopez

Rosalia: Victor Redecker

Consuelo: Monique Wing

Terresita: Jazmin Pruneda

Estella: Lorena Lopez

Margarita: Caitlyn Henderson

The Adults – Doc: Mike Garcia

Lt. Schrank – Daniel Marquez

Officer Krupke: Nate Lanik

Glad Hand: William Graham

Sets: Austen Fults, Trajan Garcia, Angus Frisch, Kaitlyn Griffith, Collin Cox, Austin McGyhy, William Grant, Andreas Volland, Victoria Redecker, Rick Ridenour, Trevor Ridenour, Austin Pfeiffer.

Lights and Sound: Eli Rischling, Andy Fults, Kaitlyn Griffith, Earl Jones

Vocal Music: Crissy Kloch

Musicians: Linda Volweiler, Kevin Wilkinson, David May, Renee Kollars, Amie Claire Peters, Elora Bleisch.

Chereography: Kathy Lybarger

Assistant Director: Austen Fults

Directed by: Karena Soriano