”West Side Story”
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center
UC Davis Music Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial with “West Side Story”
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, the UC Davis Department of Music will present a screening of the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the composer’s master work “West Side Story” on March 2.
With music by Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on the Broadway musical by playwright Arthur Laurents, the 1961 Oscar®-winning classic is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The film centers on the love story of Tony and Maria amidst the warring Manhattan street gangs of the Jets and the Sharks.
The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture, Director, Featured Actor, and Featured Actress as well as a special award for Jerome Robbins who recreated his acclaimed choreography for the film.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Ann E. Pitzer Center and two and one half hours. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and youth and are available at the Mondavi Center box office in person or by calling 530-754-2787 during 12-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are also available online at mondaviarts.org.
For more information about the College of Letter and Science’s Department of Music and future performances, visit arts.ucdavis.edu/music.