Calling all the theatre geeks, musical lovers and literature nerds in the land, because a West Side Story is coming to Dubai. The story is based on the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet, just with a more modern and urban touch – that is if you count 1950 as modern, though!
Set in the Upper West Side of New York City, the story features two rival gangs; the Jets and Sharks, where a forbidden romance ensues and plenty of songs like the iconic I Feel Pretty, America, Something’s Coming and Cool will make you want to get up and dance.
The cast is impressive, with 36 performers contributing to the 80-strong member crew. The theatre production combines Joey McKneely’s amazing staging and Jerome Robbin’s original choreography from half a century ago. While admittedly, that is a long time ago, practically the age of dinosaurs, this show has won multiple Tony’s, so you know it’s going to be good. For those of you who aren’t theatre nerds like us, getting a Tony award for a theatre production is the equivalent of getting an Oscar for a movie. Yeah, it’s that good.
Grab your theatre buddies and book tickets today. For all you romantics out there, this one’s for you!
INFO: 14-18 Feb, Dhs250, Dubai Opera, The Opera District, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com