Saturday, March 16 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 17 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 21 - 7:00 PM
Friday, March 22 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 - 7:00 PM
Many people consider WEST SIDE STORY the best musical ever created. This magnificent classic opens at St. X on March 16 with spectacular singing and dancing. Songs like “Tonight” and “Somewhere” will send your heart soaring, and you just might find yourself snapping along with the famous Prologue dance featuring the two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Although written 60 years ago, the show still speaks to audiences today: gangs of teenagers from different ethnic groups, immigrants fleeing to mainland America from their homes devastated by hurricanes and poverty, and kids who get into trouble when there is no adult guidance in their lives. But above all, this musical is a testament to the human spirit. The glorious music and the lively dancing will have audiences cheering as they watch a modern re-imagining of the Romeo and Juliet story.
The cast features Zach Boyle (Tony, gold cast), Field Oldham (Tony, green cast), James Kramer (Riff), AJ Bowen (Action), Gabriel Barnett (Diesel), and Zane Hall (A-Rab). Vince Meiers (Big Deal), Gabe Biagi (Baby John), Vincent Ricketts, Jackson Tucker, William Shepherd, and Connor Creek play additional members of the Jet gang. The Shark gang includes Jonathan Erwin (Bernardo), Paul Nutt (Chino, gold cast), Totoy Ilagan (Chino, green cast), George Carnes, Anthony Messina-Miller, Quinn Hornback, Chase Erwin, Ryan Becherer, Adam Kamer, Zach Schmidt, Noah DeMasters, and Wills Myers. Girls from all four Catholic girls’ schools are also featured: Elise Coughlan (Maria, gold cast), Alex Ann Heim (Maria, green cast), Emma Bartley (Anita), Emily Hilbrecht (Rosalia), Claire Curtis (Anybodys), Sarah Rhodes, Riley Fusseneggar, Gracie Bartley, Lola White, Gracie Carrigan, Taylor Hord, Katie DeSmet, Anneliese Wickson, Emma Gravatte, Avery Roche, Margaret Glaser, Alex Shugart, Eloise Mercer, Grace Larkin, Hanna Hulsewede, and Charley Clark. The adult roles will be played by actual adults, emphasizing the age and outlook gap in the show between the world of the teens and that of the grown-ups: Stephen Smith (Lieutenant Schrank), Aaron Abell (Office Krupke), and Jim Stairs (Doc) with a surprise faculty member as Gladhand.
Crew members include St. X students Jack Dwyer and Geoffrey Coyne (Stage Managers), Alijah McCollum (Lighting Designer and Chief), Gabriel Barnett (Master Carpenter), James Compton, Ross Just, Henry Doyle, Noah Klimek, Aidan Nooning, Ross Just, Henry Doyle, Jackson Tucker, Franz Morales, Shaurya Sharma, Alex Hasty, Ben DePrest, and Parker Miller.
Pit orchestra members include Therese Davis, Nancy Urbscheit, Paul Herde, Carolyn Cook, Chris Hasty, Jack Walker, Darren Grendi, Mr. Dave Finley, Lauren Zanetti, Jordan Wolken, Madeline Imler, Kristen Yarborough, Rick Mattingly, Will Varga, Anthony Mohr, Alex Hasty, and Sean Mulcahy.
Rebecca Reisert directs the show along with Stephen Smith (Music Director), Matt Yarborough (Orchestra Director), Angie Moth (Choreographer), Gail Ernstberger (Producer), Ashley Beck Heimbeck (Technical Director), Robert Scheler (Set Construction), Tom Malewitz (Set Construction), Jim Stairs (Run Crew Supervisor), and Mike Reynolds (Tickets).
Adult tickets are $12 while tickets for children, students, and seniors 60 and older are $10.
For questions, please contact Mike Reynolds or call 502.637.4712, ext. 599
Performances are held in the school's Brown-Forman Cultural Arts Center