1966 - 1967

West Side Story

This brilliant musical combines a modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet with a story of vivid sociological comment.


Tony, a member of a street gang called the Jets, falls in love with Maria, sister of the leader of the rival gang, the Sharks.  He is caught between the new emotions he feels and his old gang loyalties when the Jets determine to drive the Sharks from the streets.  The young lovers are tortured by insurmountable barriers of hate and fear, but manage to find a few tender moments together, until the gangs meet for a "rumble" in which Tony kills Maria's brother.  Despite this, Maria tries to protect Tony from the vengeance of the Sharks.  The two are reunited for a fleeting moment, but are discovered by the Sharks, and Tony is killed.  Stunned by the fruits of their violence and Maria's grief, the two gangs are awakened to the bitter realities of prejudice, and trudge silently away with Tony's lifeless body.


Dramatic Director: Joseph L. Shaver

Musical Director: Berthold Carriere

Choreographer: Richard Jones

Cast

Anne Thompson

Velma

Arlene Harrison

Rosalia

Barbara Coward

Graziella

Bob Brown

Indio

Brian Gordon

Baby John

Dorothy Gough

Ballet Sequence Ensemble

George Anderson

Big Deal

Gerry Desbiens

Juano

Glen Kealey

Glad Hand

Gloria Irvine

Teresita

Jack Wallace

Chino

Jean Halley

Ballet Sequence Ensemble

Jean Wheeler

Ballet Sequence Ensemble

Jenny Crawley

Anybodys

Jim Kerr

Diesel

Jim Perkins

Riff

Jocelyne Crain

Maria

John McGovern

Snowboy

John Pulkkinen

Luis

Larry Barrett

Action

Liz Dickson

Consuela

Louise Mortimer

Margarita

Marcel Carrière

Pepe

Marylin Day

Clarice

Nat Clavier

Doc

Paul Gaffney

A-Rab

Paulette Roberts

Anita

Pierre Landry

Schrank

Richard Jones

Bernardo

Sandi Cameron

Minnie

Susan Taylor

Pauline

Sylvia Carter

Ballet Sequence Voice

Terry McGovern

Toro

Wally Burgess

Tony

Wally Chopowick

Krupke

Production

"Bud" May

Stage Manager

Ann Goetz

Set Designer

Arlene Morrison

Assistant to the Producer

Clayton Vaillancourt

Workshop Supervisor

Dorothy Gough

Assistant to the Director

Eileen Lemmon

Costumes Designer

Faye Lavell

Ticket Manager

Florence Grundy

Catering

Jean Pascal

Make-Up Chairman

John N. McGuire

Technical School House Manager

Kenneth L. Meyer

Programme Chairman

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Marylin Day

Script Assistant

Mildred Mallon

Properties Chairman

Murray Smith

Audio, Photography

Nancy Turner

Lighting Designer

Peter A. Carter

Production Co-ordinator

Pierre Landry

Orpheus House Chairman

Sylvia Carter

Social Chairman

Terry Moran

Workshop Chairman

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

© 2019, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society 

A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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