West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein

The Glimmerglass Festival will open its 2018 season with a production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. This hip, urban take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will feature the original Jerome Robbins choreography. David Charles Abell, who made his Glimmerglass debut with a new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, will return to conduct. Francesca Zambello will direct the musical, with associate direction by Eric Sean Fogel. Choreographer Julio Monge, whose Broadway credits include Fosse and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway among others, will bring the Tony Award-winning Jerome Robbins choreography to the stage.

West Side Story is a co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Presented in English with projected English text.


saturday 07
monday 16m
thursday 19
saturday 21
tuesday 24m
sunday 29m



saturday 04
saturday 11
tuesday 14m
friday 17
monday 20m
friday 24

Subscriptions are on sale now, and single tickets go on sale to the public January 29, 2018.


Conductor David Charles Abell
Director Francesca Zambello
Associate Director Eric Sean Fogel
Choreographer Julio Monge
Sets Peter J. Davison
Costumes Jessica Jahn
Lighting Mark McCullough