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CHHS Players Present West Side Story

April 11, 2008

West Side Story

The curtain goes up at 7:30 PM tonight at the Croton Harmon High School as the CHHS Players present their Spring Musical production of West Side Story. Additionally, the show continues on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 PM and again for a matinée on Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 PM.

According to the Player’s flier, West Side Story is the award winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Instead of two feuding families, two warring New York City gangs—the Caucasian Jets, led by Riff, and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any tolerance. When Tony, an American, and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony meet in secret and plan their escape. But when the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble to determine who controls the streets, Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping to end the violence. Before the two lovers can make their escape, tragedy strikes and the situation spirals out of control until the heartbreaking ending.

Admission to the performances is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors, while children under age 8 are free.

On April 12, 2008 10:20 PM, Tom Moore said:

I saw the play tonight (saturday) and the kids all did a great job. It was fun watching all the croton high school kids. Go see it today (sunday).


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