West Side Story

I was so excited when I saw this item in the Newsletter. Tickets were available for the production of West Side Story at the Komische Oper in November! It is my favourite American musical by the great Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. The Director, Barry Kosky, has such a great reputation that I was especially eager to see his interpretation of this iconic work. I was not disappointed. The monochrome set and costumes added to the bleakness of the story but the verve and energy of the young singers and dancers brought the dramatic and emotional story to life. So, thanks Social Events Team and, a special thanks to Jutta for arranging the informative and interesting talk by the head of the dramaturgy, Ulrich Lenz, beforehand. A really wonderful evening. I remember thinking “Even William Shakespeare would have enjoyed this!”

Jackie Rogers