School of Music presents West Side Story

The Southern Nazarene University School of Music is pleased to present one of the most beloved musical productions of all time, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, 7:30 pm, Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26 and 2:00 pm Sunday, April 27 in Herrick Auditorium, NW 39th Expressway and Asbury. A matinee performance will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 25 in Herrick Auditorium. The Friday matinee is open to schools at a discounted rate of $3 per student. Any school wishing to participate should call the School of Music at 405.491.6345.

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.

The musical features a full orchestra and select cast of SNU students under the direction of Philip Miller, SNU professor of music.

“We are excited to produce this musical at SNU. This will be the first time we will have done a musical of this type. The music is some of the most challenging available but our students are up to the task. The story is powerful, and no audience member will walk away the same,” said Miller.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, and $3 for SNU students with ID. For further event information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345, or by e-mail:rspear@snu.edu.