'West Side Story' tour features two Kalamazoo performances

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Photo of West Side Story poster.

West Side Story at Miller Auditorium Nov. 13-14

KALAMAZOO—The hit Broadway revival of "West Side Story" is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 14.

"West Side Story" tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. "West Side Story" is viewed as one of the greatest love stories of all time, and remains powerful and poignant today. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." Michigan native and Calvin College graduate, Addison Reid Coe, stars as Tony in this new tour.

According to the Associated Press, "West Side Story" is "...Broadway's best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout."


"West Side Story" at Miller Auditorium is part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $55. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Groups of 20 or more can call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.