West Side Story

The rivalry arrives in Tulsa.

Photo courtesy Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Photo courtesy Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Opening Friday, June 5

One of the greatest American musicals of all time arrives in Tulsa. Presented by Tulsa Project Theatre, West Side Story comes to life on the Tulsa Performing Arts Stage June 5 through June 14. The original book written by Arthur Laurents, and music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, this unforgettable story, based off William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, depicts the struggle between the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, two teenage gangs fighting for control in a West Side neighborhood of New York City. When Tony, a Jet, and Maria, who is supposed to marry Chino, a Shark, lay eyes on each other, the Wide Side take on Romeo and Juliet begins to unravel. For more information, visit www.tulsapac.com.