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Houston Grand Opera, Texas, USA

  • George R. Brown Convention Center, HGO Resilience Theater 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX, 77010 United States (map)

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet

Maria and Tony fall helplessly in love at a school dance, but their love is doomed: Maria’s brother is leader of the Sharks—a street gang—and Tony is one of their hated enemies, the Jets. Their story, just like Romeo and Juliet’s, ends in tragedy, with everyone reflecting on the senselessness of it all.  But Bernstein’s music—some of the most beloved in musical theater, including “Maria,” “There’s a Place for Us,” and “Tonight”—points the way to hope in the midst of confusion.

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins.
Book by Arthur Laurents.
Music by Leonard Bernstein.
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

Cast and Creative Team
Maria: Andrea Carroll
Tony: Norman Reinhardt
Anita: Gabrielle McClinton
Riff: Brian Vu
Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Francesca Zambello
Choreographer: Julio Monge
Set Designer: Peter J. Davison
Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn
Lighting Designer: Mark McCullough

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