Amy Keum of Westford (01886) is among a cast performing the classic musical “West Side Story” at Baldwin Wallace University. Keum, a graduate of Westford Academy majoring in music theatre, plays the part of Anybody’s in the production.
More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, “West Side Story,” directed by Victoria Bussert, soars as the greatest love story of all time, and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
With choreography by Greg Daniels and music direction by David Pepin and Brendan Caldwell, “West Side Story” is a co-production with the BW Conservatory of Music’s Music Theatre Program and Department of Theatre and Dance. The show runs November 9-12 and 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. at the John Patrick Theater in the Kleist Center for Art and Drama, 95 East Bagley Road in Berea. For tickets, visit www.bw.edu/tickets or call 440-826-2240.
“West Side Story” is one of an extensive number of performance experiences providing real-world opportunities for students at Baldwin Wallace University. Productions include plays, musicals, operas, music concerts and dance concerts. Details at www.bw.edu/events.
Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in 75 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.