Inside West Side Story at Phoenix Theatre

It’s time to get your musical on with the director of the show.

Phoenix Theatre, in downtown Phoenix, is proud to present West Side Story for a limited engagement, Sept. 5 – Oct. 14, 2018. The three-time Tony® Award-winning musical about star-crossed lovers and racial tension is more poignant now than ever. Pat McMahon is talking with the director, Michael Barnard, to get an inside look on Arizona Daily Mix.

More About the Show:

Michael Barnard, the show’s director has a deep passion for this musical. He was intent on updating the production to make it relevant for today’s audience.

West Side Story tells the tale of star-crossed lovers and rival gangs. The Jets and the Sharks deal with many social problems that ring true today including violence, discrimination, immigration, and racism.

Phoenix Theatre audiences will be captivated by the contemporary Romeo and Juliet story. The show is full of action-packed choreography including several rumbles complete with knives, fists and blood packs.