182shares A boy. A girl. Two rival gangs. One fatal love affair. No, it’s not Romeo and Juliet… it’s a lot better. It’s West Side Story. “In a sweltering New York summer, the boys from the Upper West Side neighbourhood are on the prowl. Ready to explode at any moment they dance with their girls, the air vibrating with the rhythms of mambo, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. They belong to two enemy street gangs ruling the immigrant quarter – the Jets and the Sharks – and a clash is imminent. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, are fighting the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets in the area. Among them, Tony, a Jet, and Maria, sister to the leader of the Sharks, fall in love.” See, better than Romeo and Juliet. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tumultuous love story Romeo and Juliet, and set amidst the vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York, West Side Story’s ground-breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and powerful lyrics by Stephen Sondheim changed the face of musical theatre for ever when it burst onto the Broadway stage in 1957. This timeless story remains as relevant today as it has ever been. This vibrant new production of the classic dance musical, is receiving wild acclaim during sold-out seasons around the world, including London, Tokyo and Sydney. Joey McKneely’s award-winning staging of West Side Story, the only production in the world to currently feature Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, will tour to Hong Kong, Singapore and Manila during 2017. The international tour of West Side Story coming to Singapore boasts an all-American cast – many of whom come direct from Broadway – and one of the best West Side Story creative teams the world has ever seen. The cast will captivate audiences with their impassioned high-energy dance routines and their astounding vocal range in such classic songs as Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America, and I Feel Pretty. West Side Story will be performed from 13th September @ the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Tuesday to Friday: 8pm Saturday: 2pm & 8pm Sunday: 1pm & 6pm Tickets can be booked on Sistic.