West Side Story is a musical based on a story by Irving Shulman. If you like Romeo and Juliet, you will love West Side Story. Not only you will get to watch the tragic romance between the two characters but you will also get to feel and listen to the music as well as watch them dance.
West Side Story is a tragic love story set in New York City in the mid-1950s on the west side of the city. This area is full of gangs and this story features the clash between two gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. The two lovers are Tony and Maria, Tony being an ex-member of the Jets and Maria being the sister of the leader of the Sharks, Bernardo. Tony and Maria see each other at a dance where both gangs happen to be at and their eyes meet and an instantaneous love connection is made. They must keep their love a secret because of their rival gangs but unfortunately, their love suddenly ends in a grim and somber way.
Themes like love, secrecy, violence and tragedy manifest in the story and it will shine through the dialogue and words of music. *JK*