Musical: West Side Story

JosephJuly 11, 12 & 13, 2019 - 8 p.m. Hall Auditorium

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 lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, West Side Story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Leonard Bernstein is often considered Broadway's finest, its songs a part of the nation's musical heritage.

Youth Theatre: Mary Poppins

July 20 & 21 - 2 & 4 p.m. Voorhies Hall

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, this show featuring a talented youth cast is an an enchanting mixture of irresistible story and unforgettable songs. Tickets release July 5 at the box office, in-person sales only.

Opera: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

August 1 & 2: 8 p.m. Hall Auditorium

August 6 & 7: 7:30 p.m. Great Lakes Center for the Arts

A magical, mysterious journey awaits you, Prince Tamino and his pal, the irreverent bird catcher Papageno.  The Prince is searching for the perfect girl to marry, and happily, he finds her – but not before being saved from a dragon, outsmarting the duplicitous Queen of the Night, and proving himself worthy through an epic set of challenges set forth by the mysterious high priest Sarastro! Enjoy some of the most beautiful music ever composed, and marvel at this whimsical yet profound masterpiece that “ventures as deep into the human spirit as art goes.” Also showing August 6-7 at the new Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

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