West Side Story opens at Old Town Temecula Community Theater

(L to R) Maria (Makayla Abad) and Tony (Jon Armijo) meet for the first time in the "Dance at the Gym.” Valley News/Shawna Sarnowski photo
Temecula Valley Players is celebrating its 40th anniversary season, beginning with “West Side Story,” the first show in their 2022-2023 lineup. The show contains narrative elements associated with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a score by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. It was based on Jerome Robbins’s concept, and a book written by Arthur Laurents, which was presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International.Austyn Myers steps into the position of director for this production, coming off his world-premiere performance of “Witnesses.” He is a professional performer with years of experience in both film and theater, having joined the National tour “Les Miserables'' at only nine years old. Casey Garritano is the show’s chore
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