BOOK by Arthur Laurents
MUSIC by Leonard Bernstein
LYRICS by Stephen Sondheim
Pulled directly from the pages of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the musical takes place on New York's West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield.
DINNER & SHOW PACKAGE
Make a night of it with our dinner package! In addition to your ticket, you'll receive a Dining Card eligible to be redeemed before or after the show at any of the following historic downtown Sanford restaurants: Smiling Bison, Christo's, The Tennessee Truffle, Hollerbach's and The District. Each voucher redeemable for $30 toward dinner and drinks. Restaurant hours vary, reservations recommended. Gratuities not included, please remember to tip your wait staff. Vouchers available for pickup at will-call two hours before show time.
Just select Dinner Package when purchasing your tickets below.
$22 individual / $50 dinner package
(plus applicable sales tax and $1.75 processing fee)