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West Side Story features updated twist at Stranahan

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You may know the music, you may know the story, but you've may not have seen West Side Story like this.

The new Broadway revival is at the Stranahan for the weekend.

The story is timeless, two star-crossed lovers straight out of Shakespeare, with a flare from the 1950s.

"Well, Tony is an 18-year-old kid who's left the gang life behind in the upper West Side of New York in the late 50s," says Jarrad Biron Green, who plays the lead. "So, I'm only 21 years old, so I connect with him like that. Like, young essence, that energy that he gives off."

That energy in this version may be different than the one you remember.

Even though the songs are the same, some, such as "I Feel Pretty," are sung in Spanish.

"It's got a little bit more Spanish introduced into it for the Sharks," explains Green. "It's 10% Spanish overall, script and sung."

Make no mistake, Green still keeps it cool, because when you're a Jet, you're a Jet on the stage.

West Side Story has four performances left this weekend.

Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets for the matinee start at $28.

For more information, visit http://www.theaterleague.com


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