Touring company of musical features UF alumnus

Published: November 26th, 2012

Category: Announcements, Happenings, InsideUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A production of “West Side Story” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

The musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance around them. The score features such classics as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight” and “Somewhere.”

Tickets are $15 for UF students and start at $30 for others. To purchase tickets, call 352-392-ARTS (2787). For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

The production marks the touring debut of 2011 UF graduate Thaddeus Pearson, who will play Federico. He was recently nominated for a Broadway World award for his role in “Meet Me In St. Louis.”

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