Lyric Theatre, QPAC

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, is coming to QPAC's Lyric Theatre for a limited season from July 24 to August 22, 2021.

Brought to Brisbane by Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment in association with QPAC, don't miss your chance to see this dazzling much-anticipated production.

West Side Story, QPAC

Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini said, "WEST SIDE STORY is one of the greatest pieces of musical theatre ever written, which is evidenced by sold out performances worldwide. Finally bringing the production back to Australia in 2021, to continue the success of the 2019 international tour, was an opportunity that we just couldn’t pass up."

West Side Story, QPAC

GWB Entertainment’s Torben Brookman said, “Musicals like WEST SIDE STORY only come along once in a lifetime. This piece transformed musical theatre around the world and is as relevant today as it was when first staged."

West side Story QPAC

A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet; this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The ‘Jets’, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the ‘Sharks’, for domination of the streets.

West side Story QPAC

When the original WEST SIDE STORY opened on Broadway in 1957, musical theatre changed forever as the most complex and challenging unity of music, dance, book and lyrics was realised in a way which has been rarely matched since. The genius of its four creators, a remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins, produced a masterpiece whose artistic quality remains unquestioned to this day.

Now former pupil of Jerome Robbins, Joey McKneely’s vibrant new stage production returns to Australia after wild acclaim world-wide. Don't miss it!

Image credits: Original 2019 Australian company

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Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Melbourne St

cnr Grey St

South Brisbane

Jul 24 - Aug 22

$59.95- $169.95 + trans fee

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