Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins – among the greatest artists of their day – came together to create this 20th century Romeo and Juliet and make musical theatre history. Against all odds, Tony and Maria find love in a turbulent world. With “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” “Maria.”
Run Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with a 20 minute intermission
Content Guide: Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, this tragic love story set among New York City street gangs in the 1950s includes adult themes such as violence, sexual content and bigotry, as well as strong language, racial slurs and sexual innuendos. Street fighting and knifing is depicted, a gang of boys physically assaults a young woman, and a main character is killed. The overall message is a positive one of overcoming bigotry and violence. The plot may be too complex for some children to comprehend.