West Side Story to be performed in November 2015


After two successful opera productions Leonard Bernstein's musical West Side Story will be performed in Noverber 2015. The Royal Academic Orchestra is the backbone of the production, which will include both professionals and non-professionals. 

West Side Story is one of the most popular musicals of the 20th Century, and is a modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The themes include xenophobia, social exclusion and mob mentality, but also deal with dreams and a longing for a different life. 

The show is produced by Uppsala University and will be given in Svandamshallarna in November 2015. The Swedish translation that will be used is by Erik Fägerborn.