PACKEMIN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ...
West Side Story
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta ( Riverside Theatre )
5 - 20 February, 2016
The World's Greatest Love Story
Following the sell-out success of previous show, Mary Poppins, Packemin Productions presented the world's greatest love story, WEST SIDE STORY in February 2016 at the Riverside Theatre. The story of Tony, Maria, The Sharks and The Jets swept up audiences in this timeless multi-award winning Broadway musical, one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.
Inspired by the greatest love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes us back to New York's Upper West Side in the mid-1950s where racial and social tensions run high. A poignant, provocative and emotionally powerful piece of theatre, its score features many of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein's and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's most famous compositions – Maria, America, Somewhere and Tonight.
This new production featured Luigi Lucente (Wicked, Jersey Boys, Dogfight) as Tony and Elisa Colla (Les Miserables, Wicked) as Maria. With Rowena Vilar (Sweet Charity, Avenue Q) as Anita and Tony Cogin (Billy Elliot, Dirty Dancing) in the role of Doc.
Perhaps one of the greatest musicals ever written, the classic Leonard Bernstein creation that began Sondheim's career is one of the most performed productions in theatre history.
"Broadway's Greatest Musical" – The Times
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|Musical Director||Peter Hayward|
|Luigi Lucente||as Tony|
|Elisa Colla||as Maria|
|Rowena Vilar||as Anita|
|Tony Cogin||as Doc|
|Chino||Mateo Arias Restrepo|
|Arab and Tony U/S||Michael Paton|
|Francesca||Jayme Jo Massoud|
Noah Godsell, Rob Thompson, Cameron Shields, Steven Brown, Brad Roe, Joshua O'Connor, Martin Everett
Kelly Brook, Maddison Burton, Zoe Cahill, Isobel Grundy, Amy Johnstone, Jacinta Robertson, Chloe Rosenberg, Jessica Smithson, Zoe Stewart, Ksenia Teliatnikova
Mark Andres, Nathaniel Augimeri, James Coetzee, Corey Dohmen, Paul Duncan, Arthur – Lucas Koulos, Noah Taiba
Demi McFarlane, Nathalie Rabinovici, Alana Smyth, Katherine Touma, Maddie Williams
"Rowena Vilar was the stand out performer in the show for me. Her portrayal of the passionate Anita was so electric and fiery; she held the stage and audience with her presence alone. I've always loved the number "America" and she amazed with her vocals and movement." - Stage Whispers
"This was a powerful, punchy and gripping production featuring some memorable, exuberant dancing." - Sydney Arts Guide
"Packemin have presented a very entertaining and powerful production of this classic musical. The cast and crew have given their all to transport this romantic tragedy to the Riverside Theatre's audiences." - Stage Whispers