Boy, boy, silly boy… get your tickets now, boy!

That’s because it’s time for “West Side Story!” Music Guild’s July show opens July 7th and runs July 7th thru the 9th and again July 13th thru the 16th.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day 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.

From the first notes to the final breath, 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 Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

Show times are 7:30 on Friday and Saturdays and Thursday the 13th. Sunday performances are matinees that start at 2pm.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $11 for children age 12 and under. They can be reserved by calling 309-762-6610 or going online at www.qcmusicguild.com.

 

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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.