West Side Story

West Side Story
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, West Side Story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway's finest, its songs a part of the nation's musical heritage. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers (a guide featuring the original choreography is available for rental). And, with a reduced orchestration and transpositions on demand, this masterpiece is easier to mount than ever before!

MTI serves as an agent for the rightsholders whose shows we represent. The rightsholders of this show have made their intentions clear and MTI will not issue new licenses for this show within North Carolina or Mississippi until we receive new instructions
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Resources

No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, our innovative production resources will enhance your show experience.
Choreo / Director's Guide

Replicate the direction and choreography created by Broadway professionals.

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See the entire orchestration on one page.

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Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

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Logo Packs

Promote your show with the officially licensed logo.

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Logo T-shirts

Show your pride with t-shirts featuring your musical’s official logo.

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OrchExtra

Play your show’s full score by adding in your orchestra’s missing instruments.

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Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical.

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RehearscorePlus

Run rehearsals with a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

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Scene Partner

Get off book fast with the app that helps you learn lines.

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Showtix4u

Manage ticket sales online and maximize your box office. 

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Stage Manager Scripts

Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

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Study Guides

Facilitate cross-curricular learning in class with lessons created by educational theatre experts.

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Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

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Manage every detail of your production by sending instant updates to your cast and crew.

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Questions & Answers

May 02, 2016

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What is the cost of a West Side Story Script?
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May 01, 2016

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Will a Performance CD for West Side Story be available at any time in the future ?
January 08, 2016

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Can one get in the license package the new Broadway bilingual version of the show?
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December 08, 2015

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I'm a musical director trying to see the Alternate Orchestration for West Side Story. Since you revamped your site, I'm unable to see the list of instruments - I can only see the doublings. Is there another way for me to see this? Or can you send them to me?
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How can I see WSS alternate instrumentation?
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August 26, 2010

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Hi all. I have no access to an orchestra and I am a newer Drama teacher. What are my options for putting on West Side Story with no orchestra? Can I purchase the full orchestration with no lyrics? Will a piano accompanist work?THANKS
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No Orchestra at our school?? Please Help:)