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What to do in Oklahoma on April 24, 2013: See "West Side Story" at the Civic Center Music Hall (video)

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: May 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013

West Side Story Oklahoma City, OK

Today’s featured event:

Catch the national touring production of “West Side Story” at 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Information: (800) 869-1451 or

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “West Side Story” transformed the Montagues and Capulets into the Jets and Sharks, rival New York City gangs. Star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet were recast as Tony and Maria, reports The Oklahoman Fine Arts Editor Rick Rogers.

The 1957 original was groundbreaking in its blending of narrative, music and choreography. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, “West Side Story” used dance not only to create mood, but also to illustrate the gangs’ escalating tensions. The success of the 2009 Broadway revival prompted a national touring production.

To read more of Rick’s preview feature, click here.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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