Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents 'West Side Story' in Sarasota

December 6, 2012 

It's hard to argue about the greatness of this show.

"'West Side Story' remains Broadway's best dance-driven musical," reads a quote in the Van Wezel publicity material attributed to the Associated Press.

"Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout."

The brilliant score by Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) includes the classic songs "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

Details: 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trial, Sarasota. Tickets: $50-$80. Information: 941-955-7676 or

--Wade Tatangelo

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