West Side Story, in the rehearsal studio...
One of the best parts about being a theatre PR, is that I get to be a fly on the rehearsal room wall...to watch a musical unfold, see the process and the progress from the first studio day to the opening night. Behind the scenes is a great place to be, watching creatives at work and observing performers hone their skills as they drop into their roles and become other people, transporting audiences into other worlds.
West Side Story (WSS) is the Fugard Theatre's first out-of-house production at the Artscape Opera House, opening next week 23 July.
WSS is one of the world's most loved musicals, on the boards first in 1957 and then on the silver screen in '61 and it still speaks to audiences around the globe.
Sondheim, Bernstein, Laurents...Natalie Wood, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno...winning 10 Oscars in its day.
Amazing! And now it's happening here in Cape Town. I recommend you book fast...this show is going to be a sellout.