Classics 5 FRIDAY performance

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West Side Story FRIDAY Performance

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Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

Location: Five Flags Theater

The DSO breaks new ground by presenting its first staged musical, West Side Story, in honor of the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein in 2018.  This is an extraordinary collaboration between orchestra, the Heartland Ballet, and talented singers who have grown up in the Dubuque area and have moved on to professional performing careers - a not-to-be missed event!

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day 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!

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, Book by Arthur Lurentis, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Choreography by Marina O’Rourke

WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

A former DYSO clarinetist, Sarah hails from Platteville, WI and is thrilled to be back in the Dubuque, having spent 10 years dancing with the Heartland Ballet and Dubuque City Youth Academy of Ballet Companies.  Recently, she was seen as Dyanne in...

Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

Matthew was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated with his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Matthew began his professional performing career singing with the College Light Opera Company in...

Megan MacLeod

Megan MacLeod

Megan MacLeod earned her BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa, training under Basil Thompson, Jeffery Bullock, and Linda Crist. She is a principal instructor at the Academy of Ballet in Dubuque, and Artist-in-Residence with the Heartland Ballet,...

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