Liberty HS presents ‘West Side Story’
The popular musical “West Side Story” is being presented by Liberty High School on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at 1115 Linden Street. Set in the nostalgic 1950’s, the story features a rivalry between two gangs in the Upper West Side of New York City during the last days of summer. Influenced by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the playwright included some tragic consequences in the script. The main characters are Tony (Liam Mulligan) from a white gang called the Jets, who falls in love with Maria (Brielle Rivera), sister of the leader of the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang. The leaders are Riff (Thomas Carolan) and Bernardo (Fahvian Shorey), Judith Rivera has returned to Liberty H.S. as director and producer of its spring play. She is assisted by vocal director Gayle Justice, stage managers Caitlin Saege and Lucy Kitch-Peck, costume designers Ree Harringtom and Laura Papera, light designer Justin Amann, set designer Dan Mulligan, choreographer Camille Armstrong and assistant Darah Donaher, sound technician Timothy Treweek and orchestra conductor Allen Frank. Liberty Theatre will celebrate 100 years of productions in the 2017-18 school year, since “A Christmas Carol” in 1919..
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