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West Side Story

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. This poignant, provocative, and emotionally powerful musical transports Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to mid-1950s New York City, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time.

USC Thornton, the USC School of Dramatic Arts, and the USC Kaufman School of Dance, team to present this new production, directed by Ken Cazan, chair of the USC Thornton Vocal Arts & Opera Program.


Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Ken Cazan


Thursday, March 29 at 7:30PM
Friday, March 30 at 7:30PM 
Saturday, March 31 at 2:30PM & 8PM
Sunday, April 1 at 2:30PM
Thursday, April 5 at 7:30PM
Friday, April 6 at 7:30PM 
Saturday, April 7 at 2:30PM & 8PM
Sunday, April 8 at 2:30PM

Tickets purchased in person at the USC Ticket Office: Students, faculty, and staff $10; Seniors, $12; General public, $20. 

Tickets purchased by phone of online are subject to an additional $2 per ticket fee and a $1 order fee over the entire order.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.