“WEST SIDE STORY” changed the course of musical theatre when it opened on Broadway in 1957 and it still remains one of the most successful stage shows of all time. The 1961 film version won ten Academy Awards. Based on Romeo and Juliet, “WEST SIDE STORY” is set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs; one white, the other Puerto Rican. When Tony falls in love with Maria, the sister of the rival gang’s leader, the feud takes on a new dimension, and as their love blossoms so begins a fatal journey overshadowed by violence and hatred. The score includes the unforgettable songs ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’.
This production is directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely using the full original Jerome Robbins choreography. Joey is the former assistant to Jerome Robbins. He has worked extensively on Broadway where his choreography credits include “Smokey Joe’s Café” (Tony Award nomination) and “The Boy From Oz” starring Hugh Jackman. His other credits include Hal Prince’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Whistle Down the Wind” and Nicholas Hytner’s production of “Twelfth Night”.
COST: €60 / €63 if paying through Paypal (no group concession but are saving the €5.95 service charge).
1. Online banking or in any bank - Please forward payment to the following account:
Bank: Bank of Ireland
Account Name: Pamela Keogh No. 2
If you are paying by online banking, please put your NAME in the reference.
2. Paypal: Please note that anyone who wishes to pay by paypal must allow for Paypals fees ie you must in fact pay €63 in order for me to receive €60 for this event. Also, DO NOT click on paypal button on page as this will go to Aisling but instead send to my email address.
When you have made payment, please send me an email / text to include your full name, event name and the reference / docket number so I can keep track of payments.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Seating is split for this (12 in row N and 8 in row P) so first 12 to pay will be in N and remainder will be in P (no real difference in view but just to make people aware)
By Bus: Routes 1, 56a and 77a all operate to Pearse Street, the closest stops to the venue. The last buses departs at 23.30 hrs, Mon - Sun. www.dublinbus.ie
Dart: Alight at Grand Canal Dock station www.dart.ie
Luas: Red Line, alight at Mayor Square or Spencer Dock www.luas.ie
Road Routes: If travelling by car, be advised that traffic restrictions may be in place on the evening of any particular event. Driving from O’Connell Street, turn left onto Eden Quay, then take a right across Talbot Memorial Bridge. Move into the left lane and take a left to turn down along City Quay. You then take a right onto Lime Street and a left on to Hanover Street. This will bring you onto Cardiff Lane which is to the back of Grand Canal Theatre.
There is also lmited on street parking. Other car parks are available at: Connolly Station, Jury’s Custom House, the NCI, Dawson Street and Setanta place (off Nassau Street). www.aaroadwatch.ie/parking/