West Side Story Vancouver Poster

West Side Story (1995 Vancouver)

WEST SIDE STORY played at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver from November 7 to 12, 1995. Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal.

Produced by Barry Brown, Marvin A. Krauss, Irving Siders and The Booking Office, Inc. in association with Concert Productions International, Albert Nocciolino, Pace Theatrical Group, Nick Litrenta and TV Asahi.

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Original Co-Choreographer: Peter Gennaro; Direction and Choreography Reproduced by Alan Johnson; Musical Director: Donald Chan; Scenic Design by Campbell Baird; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Costumes Supervised by Barbara Matera

Starring H.E. Greer; Marcy Harriell; Charlie Brumbly; Al DeCristo; Natascia A. Díaz; Lucio Fernandez; Jamie Gustis; Diana Laurenson; Bernie Passeltiner; Brent Sexton; Vincent Zamora; Joshua Bergasse; Linda Bowen; Lee Cherry; Christie Cox; Bryan Crawford; Michelle DeJean; Jason Dougherty; Byron Easley; Christiane Farr; Gary D. Ferguson; Rosalia; Shane Jacobsen; Eileen Kaden; Kimberly Kimble; Dore Manasevit; Greta Martin; Michael Martino; Jonathan Miller; Joseph H. Moscato; Bob Richard; Ben Saypol and Robert Wersinger

Swings: Michael Grayman, Kurt Kelly and Kirstie Tice; Understudies: Charlie Brumbly (Riff), Lee Cherry (Action), Michelle DeJean (Anita), Michael Grayman (Baby John), Natasha Harper (Maria), Shane Jacobsen (A-Rab, Chino), Kurt Kelly (Snowboy, Big Deal), Dore Manasevit (Anybodys), Michael Martino (Bernardo), Jonathan Miller (Doc), Joseph H. Moscato (Gladhand), Bob Richard (Krupke), Ben Saypol (Tony) and Brent Sexton (Lt. Schrank)

Production Stage Manager: John C. McNamara; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Assistant to Mr. Johnson: Kevin Backstrom; Casting: Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter C.S.A; General Press Representative: Browne Zukow Case Associates

Headquarters Entertainment CorpAs CEO of Headquarters Entertainment Corporation (“HQE”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In addition to producing and presenting shows in Canada and on Broadway, HQE also managed group sales and marketing promotion for the majority of Broadway musical theatre tours on behalf of various presenters in the mid 1990’s.

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Queen Elizabeth Theatre VancouverThe Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, officially opened on July 5, 1959. The building holds two venues: the 2,765 seat main auditorium which has a  70′ wide x 40′ deep stage, and the 668 seat Playhouse Theatre. Owned by the City of Vancouver and operated by Vancouver Civic Theatres, the impact of the theatre was immediate and profound: for the first time, major roadshows staged across the U.S. border in Seattle were compelled to extend their tours to Vancouver.

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