West Side Story Exceeds Expectations…Enjoy the Photo Slideshow
November 9, 2015
The cast and crew of more than 135 students, including male actors from ten different schools, performed to sell-out audiences this weekend at the historic Shubert Theatre. “Written more than 50 years ago, the issues in West Side Story—racism, prejudice, anti-immigration, and inequality—came to life on stage,” stated Director MaryLee Delaney. “Each scene and iconic song and dance from the film was accounted for, including the show-stopping title number. West Side Story was the first American musical requiring performers who could sing, dance, and act…our ‘triple threats’– Rose Iannaccone ’16 as Maria opposite Justin Keib (Xavier) as Tony, and Lauren Celentano ’16 as Anita and Dominic Pagliaro (NDWH) as Bernardo were spectacular,” she added.
Over three hundred alumnae returned to see the musical and by all accounts this was one of the best! Originally called the “operetta,” the musical has taken place each year since the first students enrolled here in 1946.
Congratulations to the talented cast and crew, Director MaryLee Delaney, Producer Frances Saukas, Choreographer Janet Gambardella Bracale ’77, Musical Director Chad Hardin, and Julia Bowers ’04, Elise Hebel ’09, and Erin Shaw ’10 who helped with set design, puppetry, and photography.
Enjoy the photo slideshow from this weekend’s performances of West Side Story.