Wed, Jun 14|
Lyric Opera of Chicago
West Side Story @ The Lyric Opera!
Join us for a free musical!
Time & Location
Jun 14, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
About the Event
This June, usher in the summer with Lyric's West Side Story, brought to life by nearly 100 artists including a thrilling Broadway ensemble of singers and dancers. The chance to hear this music with the lush sound of the Lyric Orchestra playing the original orchestrations and an "expansive" (Chicago Tribune) production on Chicago's biggest stage is a rare treat.
Leonard Bernstein's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics transplant Romeo and Juliet to the backstreets of New York City in this timeless Broadway musical masterpiece. Tony and Maria are wide-eyed teenagers from two communities in conflict, who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us...somewhere." Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of "Maria" and "Tonight" to the exuberance of "America" and the humor of "Gee, Officer Krupke." Add to that the bold, sexy, iconic choreography of Jerome Robbins that smolders and sizzles with energy, and you have a timeless musical theater experience you'll never forget.