Classic American musical West Side Story will premiere in Dubai on Valentine’s Day 2017, the first time the theatrical masterpiece will grace the stages of the UAE and the GCC.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 3:30pm on July 13 2016.
Performances will run from February 14 to 18 at the upcoming 2,000-seater Dubai Opera, which opens its doors on August 31 2016.
A modern-day rendition of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story has captured the hearts of millions of theatregoers over the past 60 years.
In fact, Arthur Laurents’ original novel was so successful as a Broadway musical that it was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.
Set in the Upper West Side of New York during the 1950s, the iconic play explores the animosity between two rival gangs; the Jets and the Sharks.
With an impressive cast of 36 performers and a total of 80 participants, Joey McKneely’s award-winning staging will include breath-taking choreographies and timeless classics such as “I Feel Pretty”, “America”, “Maria”, “Tonight” and many more.
Make sure you visit Dubai Opera’s website to get tickets for this must-see tour de force.
For a sneak preview of what to expect, watch the video below: