The Gary-The Olivia Performing Arts Center has harnessed the energy of a cast of talented young performers to deliver a striking, full out production of this Leonard Bernstein/Arthur Laurents/Stephen Sondheim/Jerome Robbins masterpiece.
A special plus for a local theater production is the solid, lush and exciting musical support given under the direction of Craig Hartley at
Rob Iulo as Tony and Adrienne Camm as Maria handle their romantic ballads with ease and contribute sympathetic portraits of a couple discovering real love for the first time.
-Chesley Plemmons, Theater Critic – The Danbury News-Times
Acrobatic dancing by the Jets is one of the highlights of
a new production of West Side Story.
Those who have enjoyed theatrical productions and/or the movie version of West Side Story will not be disappointed in this effort.
Music Director Craig Hartley leads a nine member pit orchestra who ably handle Bernstein’s brilliant score.
-Jean Dunn, Voices Weekender