WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Grand Theatre

by Patricia Bradford

WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ – The Grand Theatre and the Road Company are excited to present the romantic tragedy that changed the face of musical theater: WEST SIDE STORY. The classic tale of courtship, love, and revenge runs from April 30 – May 16, 2015 (Thursdays at 7pm; Friday and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm) and tickets range from $22-$25 with discounts for seniors, students and groups. Performances are in the Grand Theatre, located at 405 S. Main Street, Williamstown, NJ. Tickets are available at www.roadcompany.com or 856-728-2120. Please see the Fact Sheet below for more details.

The Road Company proudly presents its next musical theater adventure, WEST SIDE STORY: a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in New York City. The notorious West Side is the battleground of two eminent gangs: the Sharks and the Jets. Tony, formerly of the Jets, falls for Maria, sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. Love blossoms and the drama unfolds as the two pursue a romance forbidden by the stigma of being from different worlds.

The two star-crossed lovers meet in the midst of gang violence. The Sharks, a band of Puerto Rican youths–some freshly immigrated to America–violently and aggressively clash with the Jets, a group of Caucasian miscreants. After a troubling bit of violence, the two gangs agree to council on neutral ground. Unbeknownst to both groups, the previous leader of the Jets and the sister of the current leader of the Sharks are falling for each other in the dark alleys of the city. It’s only a matter of time before the two are found out, and the landscape changes forever.
Opening on Broadway in 1957, the show has had a healthy life, running over 700 performances on its initial release, and boasting a film, two separate Broadway revivals, and a score of Tony Award wins and nominations. The Road Company production of this romantic musical tragedy is directed and choreographed by Jodi Raditz.

Produced by The Road Company Theater Group, Inc.

Production Team:
Directed & Choreographed By: Jodi Raditz
Assistant Direction By: Amy Sprouse
Music Direction By: Ruslan Odintsov
Produced By: Sean Casey
Costumes: Leslie Romanuski
Props: Denise Lallier
Lights: Steve Pracilio

The Jets
Tony: Andy Boettcher
Riff: CJ Kish
Action: David Jordan
A-rab: Evan Brody
Baby John: Tyler Burgese
Big Deal: Matt Vesely
Diesel: Anthony Magnotta

Jet Girls:
Graziella: Vanessa Vause
Velma: Mallory Beach
Minnie: Darby Pumphrey
Clarice: Jessica Andrews
Anybodys: Alana Kopelove

The Sharks
Bernardo: Armando Mendez
Chino: Vitaliy Kin
Pepe: Alexander Ose
Luis: Wyatt McManus
Indio: Don Atkinson
Anxious: Charlie Barney

The SharkGirls
Maria: Miriam Payne
Anita: Chelsea Fields
Rosalia: Cierra Olmo
Consuela: Gina Petti
Francisca: Amanda DeSouza
Teresita: Angela Longo
Estella: Abigail Gardner

The Adults
Doc: John Blackwell
Schrank: Paul Sollimo
Krupke/Glad Hand: Sean Casey

Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 1 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 8 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 PM

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 15 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 PM

Friday and Saturdays at 8pm – $25
Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm – $22
Discounts available for Senior Citizens, Students, and Groups

For Tickets and Information:

Performances at:
The Grand Theatre
Home of The Road Company Theater Group, Inc.
405 S. Main Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094

South Jersey Times is the official media sponsor for The Road Company Theater’s 2015 season.


Theater/Organization The Road Company
Theater/Organization Website: http://www.RoadCompany.com

Theater/Organization Address: 405 S Main Street Williamstown , New Jersey 08094 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (856)728-2120

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