Ethan Otto and Ashley Richter star in Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company’s version of West Side Story.

Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company stages West Side Story

West Side Story will debut on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. and run nightly until July 12

The Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company will be celebrating its 10th season this summer with a production of West Side Story.

Part of VYMTC’s summer camp program, the cast of 28 actors, aged 12-17, will spend 10 days in rehearsal before hitting the stage for four shows at Ridge Playhouse at Claremont School, 4980 Wesley Rd.

Based on Romeo and Juliet, the play centres on two rival gangs living in mid-1950s New York City. Despite debuting in 1957, producer Phil Hallman said the play remains popular even with younger audiences.

“When the kids found out we were doing West Side Story they were very happy,” Hallman said. “We even received 10 more registrations than usual.”

The role of Tony will be played by Ethan Otto, a 16-year-old student from St. Michael’s University School, while Ashley Richter, a 14-year-old student from Victoria High will play Maria.

West Side Story will debut on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. and run nightly until July 12, with an additional matinee on July 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at the door. Please call 250-882-7234.

 

 

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