Touring company of musical features UF alumnus
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A production of â€śWest Side Storyâ€ť 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 â€śSomethingâ€™s Coming,â€ť â€śTonightâ€ť and â€śSomewhere.â€ť
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 â€śMeet Me In St. Louis.â€ť