"Less a revival than a whole-scale reinvention, this
stunning chamber version of the landmark 1957 musical
yields breathtaking, deeply moving results."
-- Los Angeles Times
"It isn't likely, though, that any of the stagings
past 55 years have had the gut-wrenching visceral punch of Oanh Nguyen's new
Chance Theater production."
"A powerful production that surrounds the audience and immerses them in the action.
Combined with Nguyen's fluid staging and Kelly Todd's dynamic choreography, this
prevents spectators from regarding the story and characters as physically and
“By using more modern movements, director
Oanh Nguyen and choreographer Kelly Todd have deconstructed the classic musical
in a bold move, one that focuses our emotions towards star-crossed lovers Maria
and Tony. Fortunately, the gamble -- aided by superior casting -- pays off.”
"You may think you have seen West Side Story before, but you have
never, ever seen THIS West Side Story, and if you’re a true lover
of musical theater you must. Chance Theater gives us a West Side Story that
is fresh and new from the ground up."