March 16, 2016 – April 24, 2016
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“this is one terrific production that’ll definitely live in every audience member’s heart…quite definitely, this show is ‘the most beautiful sound I ever heard…’” Highly Recommended

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

It’s quite possibly one of the greatest love stories ever to be told in a musical. Set in the blue-collar neighborhood of New York’s Upper West Side, racial tensions run high as residents try to grind out a daily living.

A turf war is being fought as the Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, battle over boundaries. In the heart of the turmoil, former Jets member Tony meets Maria at a local dance. The chemistry is instantaneous, and for a few hours, there is no race, no hatred, no barriers, just two young people in love. But Maria is the sister of Sharks’ leader Bernardo, and no one is going to make it easy for Tony and Maria to escape.

From heart-wrenching ballads like “Somewhere” and steamy Latin beats in “America” to the soaring lyrics of “Tonight,” West Side Story is a Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece. The choreography is a fine balance of vicious intensity and romance that will take your breath away.

It makes no difference if you’ve seen West Side Story before or if you’ve never seen it at all. Like all the shows before them, Paramount’s creative team will take this production to a level that will make this THE West Side Story you never forget.

PREMIUM GUEST EXPERIENCE

Upgrade your night out with the Premium Guest Experience. Enjoy open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the show and during intermission in an exclusive private area. LEARN MORE

BROADWAY MERCHANDISE

Bring home a piece of Paramount’s biggest season yet. From t-shirts to magnets to mugs and more, we’ve got something for everyone. Be sure to visit any of the Broadway Merchandise stations in the Grand Gallery during intermission, before or after any Broadway performance. AVAILABLE MERCHANDISE

SIGN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

There will be two certified sign interpreters translating all dialogue and lyrics into American Sign Language at West Side Story on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. To reserve your tickets, call 630.896.6666 or email boxoffice@paramountarts.com with subject line: Sign Interpreted Performance.

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Meet the Team

Cast

Zoe Nadal

Maria

previously in West Side Story and Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Will Skrip *

Tony

previously in Mary PoppinsWest Side StoryThe Little Mermaid and Sweeney Todd

Alexander Aguilar *

Bernardo

making Paramount Theatre debut

Mary Antonini *

Anita

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jeff Smith *

Riff

making Paramount Theatre debut

Aubrey Adams *

Anybodys

previously in The Who’s Tommy & Les Misérables

Joe Dempsey *

Schrank

making Paramount Theatre debut

Joe Foust *

Krupke

making Paramount Theatre debut

Larry Baldacci

Gladhand, u/s Doc, u/s Krupke

previously in The Music Man & 42nd Street

Kasey Alfonso

Francisca

previously in Rent & In The Heights

Brittany Amoroso

Teresita

making Paramount Theatre debut

Francesca Arostegui

Consuela, u/s Maria

making Paramount Theatre debut

Aaron Patrick Craven

Diesel

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jillian Endebrock

Pauline

making Paramount Theatre debut

Alejandro Fonseca

Indio, u/s Chino

making Paramount Theatre debut

Sam Owen Gardner

Snowboy

previously in Cats

Erin Kilmurray

Velma

previously in West Side Story

Allyson Graves *

Graziella, u/s Anybodys, Dance Captain

previously in The Wizard of OzElf, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!, West Side Story, Hairspray, Oklahoma! and Mary Poppins

Tiffany Krause

Clarice

making Paramount Theatre debut

James Lee *

A-Rab, u/s Riff

previously in My Fair Lady

Ryan Mcbride

Action

making Paramount Theatre debut

Tom Mcelroy *

Doc

making Paramount Theatre debut

Joe Musiel

Luis

making Paramount Theatre debut

Liam Quealy *

Big Deal, u/s Tony, Fight Captain

previously in The Who’s TommyCatsA Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie and West Side Story 

Jorge Quintero

Pepe

making Paramount Theatre debut

Fernando Rodriguez

Toro

making Paramount Theatre debut

Elena Romanowski

Estella

previously in West Side Story

Ashley Elizabeth Smith

Minnie, u/s Graziella, u/s Velma

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jonny Stein *

Baby John

previously in Mary Poppins, The Who’s Tommy & Cats

Adrienne Storrs *

Rosalia, u/s Anita

previously in West Side Story

Anthony Sullivan Jr. *

previously in The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid and West Side Story

Aaron Umsted *

previously in Legally Blonde, Cabaret and West Side Story

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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