Opera Australia: West Side Story

Directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely
Canberra Theatre Centre
Until Sunday 27 October 2019

This production of Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim’s classic musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet comes to Canberra after touring to Melbourne, New Zealand, Germany and Sydney.

It stars Todd Jacobsson (alternating with Nigel Huckle) as Tony, Nigel Sophie Salvestani as Maria, Chloe Zuel as Anita, Noah Mullins as Riff and Keanu Gonzalez as Bernardo.

Richard spoke to Chloe Zuel (pictured), who plays the part of Anita, at the Canberra media preview

Director Joey McKeely has been nominated twice for a Tony Award. His Broadway credits include Twelfth Night, The Wild Party and The Boy From Oz. His staging of West Side Story has received acclaim since its premiere at Sadlers Wells in London.

The music is performed live by Canberra and touring musicians, conducted byu Donald Chan.

There are performances daily (except Mondays) , with weekend matinees and 5.30pm performances on Sundays.