The 1957 musical “West Side Story” is one of the most iconic American musicals, but it rarely tours. The show is expensive to stage and demands a cast who can sing, act and dance like their lives depend on it. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we go backstage alongside a pair of performers with local roots who are helping to take “West Side Story” on a tour across the country.
Check out the cast of “West Side Story” in action in the photo gallery below.
Check out the following audio clips of songs from “West Side Story.“
The stage version of “West Side Story” is playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago’s Loop, for eight performances a week through August 14.