West Side Story opens at Old Town Temecula Community Theater

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(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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