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West Side Story, March 26-29, Brown Auditorium

West Side Story Tickets

The popular Broadway musical, inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” is set in the Upper West Side, an ethnic, blue collar neighborhood, in New York City in the mid-1950s. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.


 

VAPA programs are designed to develop your expertise, challenge your creativity, and fuel your passion for the arts!

Art concentrations are offered in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, and art education.

Music studies include performance, theory and composition, piano pedagogy, and music education.

Theater and dance offer a variety of performance opportunities to enhance studio-based studies.

 


Recent VAPA News

ULM to remain closed Feb. 26

Due to the continued threat of inclement weather, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will REMAIN CLOSED, and all classes canceled, Thursday, Feb. 26. Normal operations and classes will RESUME at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27.

Tickets now on sale for ULM production of West Side Story

Tickets are now on sale for the University of Louisiana at Monroe's 2015 spring musical, "West Side Story," which runs Thursday, March 26, through Sunday, March 29 in ULM's Brown Auditorium. The spring musical has become a must see event over the years, with recent multiple sold out performances of "Chicago," "Guys and Dolls," and "Into the Woods."

Derle LongTo find out more about our wide array of programs, come visit us in Biedenharn Hall (ULM campus map) or contact VAPA at 318-342-3811.

Dr. Derle Long
Director
School of Visual and Performing Arts
long@ulm.edu


 

•  Fight Song [mp3]

•  Alma Mater [mp3]


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