By American River College Theatre (other events)

11 Dates Through Oct 28, 2018


West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Leonard Bernstein is often considered Broadway's finest, its songs a part of the nation's musical heritage. And the dancing, originally staged by Jerome Robbins, is remarkable.

The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to  New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. 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 Laurents.   Music by  Leonard Bernstein.   Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.   Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins.  Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince   by Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens

Directed by Sam Williams.  Choreographed by Sarah Souther and Sam Williams. Orchestra Conducted by Susan Hamre.   Vocal Direction by Tracy Martin Shearer

Main Stage

Evening Performances:

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm Oct. 12,13,  19, 20,  26, 27  2018

Thursdays 6:30 pm Oct. 18*, 25

Sundays   2:00 pm Oct. 14, 21, 28

*Thursday Oct. 18 will be ASL Interpreted.  Please select a seat on the right side of the house.


Ticket Prices: $18 General

                      $15 Students / Seniors

                      $14 Groups of 10 or more at one performance

                      $10 Children 4-12

                       Sorry, Children 3 and under not admitted.

Fees:   $1 plus 2% per ticket.  (Max $1.36 per ticket)

Please note that to choose your own seats you must access the Ticketleap site from a computer.  That option doesn't exist from a mobile device.

Online ticket sales are stopped 2 hours before each performance.  Ticketleap may put up a message saying the performance is sold out.  But tickets should still be available at the door.

Sorry, we won't have the wonderful Oak Cafe dinner for this production.  Look for it again in the Spring.




No Refunds or Exchanges

American River College Theatre

Mailing Address

American River College Theatre 4700 College Oak Drive Sacramento, CA 95841