Returns by popular demand
Opens 7 March 2018
This is the final season in South Africa – get your early bird tickets today!
After receiving rave reviews across the board from critics and audiences alike, this Fugard Theatre smash hit musical returns to the Artscape Opera House for one final season, from 7 March 2018. This phenomenal South African production with a superb cast of 40 is backed by a live philharmonic orchestra playing Leonard Bernstein’s magnificent score which includes the world famous songs “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “I Feel Pretty” and “Tonight”. 2018 marks the centenary year of Bernstein’s birth.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and set in mid-1950s New York, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two street gangs of different backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.