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Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Ended 18 Sep 2011 after 12 days

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Leonard Bernstein's majestic score, in particular, is undiminished, shifting fluidly between blasts of syncopated brass fueled by testosterone and rage, and some of the most achingly beautiful expressions of love ever sung.


Closed 18 Sep 2011

Take a look here to see if West Side Story is showing somewhere nearby

West Side Story is on tour and hits the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA, Ended 18 Sep 2011.

More than fifty years ago, a show about New York City changed musical theatre forever. Now, it's coming home to make history once again.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.

The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim -a collection of standards that includes 'Tonight,' 'America,' 'Maria,' 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Somewhere' - is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. And the extraordinary, Tony-winning choreography by Jerome Robbins completely changed the language of Broadway dance.

Don't miss this thrilling presentation of a matchless work of art!

Additional Information


Opening night: 6 September 2011

Closing night: 18 September 2011


West Side Story may be inappropriate for children aged 7 and under. Children under the age of five are not permitted into the theater

Run time

Two hours and 15 minutes with one intermission

What You Say

30 reviews, average rating: (2.8 Stars)

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