West Side Story (2019)

Four community nonprofits.

One classic and timely American musical.

7pm on Saturday, July 27

The San Francisco Arts Education Project (SFArtsED), San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (SF BATCO), the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company (YPTMTC, a program of San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department) and the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony present a one-night only performance of…

West Side Story

WHAT West Side Story
WHERE Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
WHEN 7pm on Saturday, July 27
TICKETS Tickets are $35 general admission, and $75 VIP tickets, which includes a pre-show reception in the Palace of Fine Arts lobby from 5:00-6:15pm.
Premium ticket bundles available below.
Tickets are available at City Box Office’s website or by calling them at 415-392-4400.
INFO SFArtsED | www.sfartsed.org | 415.551.7990

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Directed by Danny Duncan
Choreography by Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, Laura Elaine Ellis, Jamie Yuen Shore

Ryan Doyle is Tony and Olivia Florentino is Maria in West Side Story, a coproduction of the San Francisco Arts Education Project, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company, Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company (a program of San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department), and the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony.


Because this performance is also a fundraiser benefiting these organizations’ arts education programs, there are additional giving levels that include the pre-show reception (5:00pm-6:15pm in the lobby), plus priority seating, a listing in the program, and a donation:

$250 – the JETS level (includes two $75 tickets and a $100 donation)

$500 – the SHARKS level (includes four $75 tickets and a $200 donation)

Limited premium ticket packages available. Please call 415-551-7990

West Side Story’s multigenerational cast of 60 includes performers, ages 9-14, from SFArtsED’s Broadway Bound summer camp along with young adults from YPTMTC and SF BATCO, who range in age from 15 to 33 and serve as mentors and co-stars to the younger performers. The celebrated score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim will performed by the 35-piece UC Berkeley Summer Symphony.

Heading the West Side Story creative team is director Danny Duncan, a 40-year Bay Area theater veteran, who also helmed the 2017 SFArtsED/SF BATCO production of Ragtime. Also returning from that production are choreographers Laura Elaine Ellis and Jamie Yuen Shore, who are joined here by Nicola Bosco-Alvarez. Jennifer Huang and Henry Shin conduct the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, with production musical direction by Barry Koron.

The cast of this classic musical – which returns to Broadway this fall and will soon be a Steven Spielberg film – includes SFArtsED alums Ryan Doyle as Tony, Olivia Florentino as Maria and Anisa Henry as Anita. SF BATCO company members include Marcelo Pereira as Riff and Tosh Harris Santiago as Action. And YPTMTC alums include Rafael Molina as Bernardo and Anthony Chan as Chino.

With special thanks to our event sponsors: