West Side Story, one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time, will be staged at the Wilton Playshop from April 27-May 12.

“When the Wilton Playshop selected music director, Tony Bellomy, choreographer Christine Titus, and me a year ago to stage this Tony Award winning classic, we were thrilled beyond belief,” said director John Atkin. “And now, as we approach opening night, we couldn’t be more pleased with the caliber of the cast we have assembled, and their commitment and dedication to this show.”

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of 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.

Wilton Playshop president Al Recchia, said bringing the show to Wilton will satisfy the many theatergoers who have asked for West Side Story, something reinforced after an audience survey.

“As we close our 80th season, we are thrilled to present this often requested musical to our audiences here at the Playshop,” Recchia said.

Performances will be held on April 27 and 28, and May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m.; and on April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m..

Tickets cost $30 for adults, and $25 for seniors and students; “Thrifty Thursday” performances offer a $5 discount on ticket prices. Purchase tickets online, and visit the Wilton Playshop website for more information.

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