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July 29 - August 8, 2021 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

West Side Story

60th Anniversary
Signature Classic
Friday, August 6
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Winner of 10 Oscars including Best Picture, the most awarded film musical of all time makes a triumphant return to the Plaza Classic, where it screened in 2013 with Rita Moreno in attendance. Now 60 years old, the timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet is updated to modern-day Manhattan, where Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood) fall instantly in love at a local dance. Unfortunately, their families are from rival gangs. Prejudice and hatred threaten to keep the lovers apart. Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim’s soaring score is memorably performed (though most of the cast didn’t do their own singing) and the choreography by co-director Jerome Robbins is based on his original Broadway staging. This original film version is a must-see before the highly anticipated remake from Steven Spielberg coming this December.

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Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn
Rated: NR