Leonard Bernstein
05/12/2019 - Jueves 20.00h comprar
06/12/2019 - Viernes 17.00h, 21.00h comprar
07/12/2019 - Sábado 17.00h, 21.00h comprar
08/12/2019 - Domingo 17.00h, 21.00h comprar
09/12/2019 - Lunes 18.00h comprar
11/12/2019 - Miércoles 20.00h comprar
12/12/2019 - Jueves 20.00h comprar
13/12/2019 - Viernes 17.00h comprar
13/12/2019 - Viernes 21.00h comprar
14/12/2019 - Sábado 17.00h comprar
14/12/2019 - Sábado 21.00h comprar

WEST SIDE STORY. Leonard Bernstein

5, 11, 12 December, 2019

6, 7, 8, 13, 14 December, 2019

9 December, 2019

The performance lasts about 2 hours 40 minutes, including one interval.

Not recommended for children under 12.

Idea, Jerome Robbins
Music, Leonard Bernstein
Book, Arthur Laurents
Lyrics, Stephen Sondheim
Original production choreographed and directed by Jerome Robbins
Adaptation and spanish translation, Alejandro Serrano y David Serrano
Stage director, Federico Barrios
Original choreography, Jerome Robbins
Conductor, Gaby Goldman
Set designer, Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda
Lighting designers, Carlos Torrijos (AAI), Juan Gómez Cornejo (AAI)
Sound, Gaston Brisky
Costume designer, Antonio Belart

Production, SOMProduce and WSS 100 Aniversario 2107 AIE

Romeo and Juliet in New York

Shakespeare in NY. Racial tension, street gangs and secret love are raised by Leonard Bernstein (music), Jerome Robbins (choreography) and Arthur Laurents (book) to an eternal classic of musical theatre.

In a bid by the Teatro de la Maestranza to expand the limits of the musicals usually seen on its stage, SOM Produce, the leading Spanish producer of major international musicals such as “Cabaret”, “The Sound of Music” and many more, brings us “West Side Story”. Before it became a film which time has made iconic, this stage musical dazzled Broadway in 1957 with its explosive mix of Latin rhythms, jazz and melodic classics like “Maria”.

“West Side Story” is a record-breaker in so many ways: the film has 10 Oscars, more than any other musical and fourth in any category; its soundtrack was at number 1 in the charts longer than any record ever made; it has every possible theatre award, and has been performed continuously since its debut.

In “West Side Story”, the story itself, which was very progressive for the USA in 1957, reveals how, in a society of immigrants, racial tensions arise when love crosses the forbidden boundaries between a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and a white gang, the Jets. The struggle of the leading couple, a contemporary Romeo and Juliet, to survive in an atmosphere of hate, violence and prejudice creates one of the most exciting, moving and beautiful stories in musical theatre.

“West Side Story” is widely recognised to mark a turning point in American musical theatre. It was largely driven by the choreographer, Robbins, who had originally wanted to tell a story of forbidden love between the son of Italian Catholic immigrants and a Jewish girl, not least because Robbins, Bernstein, and the entire original creative team of “West Side Story” were Jewish. However, the arrival of around 40,000 Puerto Ricans in New York in 1952-1953 and the racial conflicts that arise suggested the possibility of setting the story among the Latino community in Manhattan.

It was a challenge to stage a story with such heavy doses of sex, violence and racial tension. However, the première was a resounding success, with Bernstein in tears backstage. “All the agony and postponement and re-re-rewriting turn out to have been worth it,” Bernstein wrote after that night. “West Side Story” confirmed the composer Leonard Bernstein as a popular success, although the global reach of that success tended to cast a shadow over the more classical side of this multi-faceted creator, a brilliant pianist, composer, conductor, teacher and writer.

It took a year’s work and three weeks of rehearsals for SOM Produce to produce this 2018 Spanish adaptation with the quality the original demanded. It was an immediate success.


5, 6, 11, 12 December, 2019

7, 8, 13, December, 2019

9 December, 2019

Not recommended for children under 12.


PRICE LIST A: Friday, Saturday and 8 December
PRICE LIST B: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday (except before holidays)


Stalls (Patio) 65€ / 59€
Balcony (1ª Balcón) 59€ / 55€
Balcony (2ª Balcón) 55€ / 51€
Terrace (1ª Terraza) 49€ / 45€
Terrace (2ª Terraza) 45€ / 40€
Slips (1ª Paraíso) 40€ / 35€
Slips (2ª Paraíso) 35€ / 30€
Slips (3ª Paraíso) 30€ / 25€

For group bookings of 10 or more, save up 15%.
Bookings and further information:

BUY TICKETS ONLINE: 1 July, 2019. Possibility of printing tickets at home using the "ticket en casa" system.

Telephone. (+34) 954 22 65 73, in the event tickets are still available after the first day of Box Office sales. Surcharge 1.50€.

Internet: you may print your tickets through the “ticket en casa” option. You will receive a confirmation email containing the valid ticket(s). TICKETS MUST BE PRINTED OR DOWNLOADED ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE HALL.

In case of tickets purchased by phone or online, we strongly recommend you to access the hall in advance in order to avoid any possible inconveniences. Otherwise the hall cannot guarantee the access to the show. 

Box Office:
Paseo de Cristóbal Colón 22.
10am-2pm/5pm-8pm. Monday to Saturday.
Closed on Sundays and holidays when there is no performance.

The Box Office accepts payments in cash and by credit or debit card.

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