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Mark your calendars, musical theater aficionados: Bangkok’s 25th International Festival of Dance and Music is gearing up for its grandest spectacle yet with a groundbreaking production of the Broadway classic, West Side Story. Even more exciting? The Thai capital gets to experience this cultural milestone before it hits the Broadway stage.
Originating from New York and requiring a colossal eight shipping containers just for sets and props, this thrilling new production is a testament to the grand scale of the festival. It promises to be an unforgettable event, set to electrify audiences at the Thailand Cultural Centre’s Main hall from October 5th to 8th.
Set against the gritty backdrop of New York’s Upper West Side, West Side Story chronicles a tragic love story amid rival gangs and social unrest. This adaptation remains as daring, relevant, and radical as ever, proving the timelessness of Leonard Bernstein’s iconic melodies and Jerome Robbins’ groundbreaking choreography.
If you’re wondering about the creative force behind this production, it comes courtesy of an international team led by New York-based director Lonny Price. This new chapter in West Side Story’s epic saga is underscored by the legendary original choreography by Jerome Robbins. It explores the ever-potent themes of enduring, albeit doomed, love—a narrative force that has kept the story of Romeo and Juliet immortal through the ages.
Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 2021 film adaptation further emphasized the story’s enduring allure and relevance. Now, it’s Bangkok’s turn to be swept away by this cultural phenomenon for six exclusive performances.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tickets for West Side Story at Bangkok’s 25th International Festival of Dance and Music are available now at Thai Ticket Major.
Grab your tickets soon and be part of a night that promises to be as iconic as the musical itself.
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