Easton High School sets a High Bar with West Side Story


High school theatre productions generally try to stick to the more straightforward repertoire of the stage in their annual offerings. Classics like Peter Pan, Hello Dolly, or Annie makes it easier for new actors to learn lines and songs, and life a bit less stressful for the directors in charge.

But once in a while, everyone, from the kids to professionals alike, love a challenge, and that is what the Easton High School production has planned from October 26 through November 3.

Director Ricky Vitanovec is once again partnering with Brian Michael Hoffman, a professional actor from New York City, to help the thirty odd cast and crew is perhaps the most challenging show Easton High has ever produced. From the very adult plot line to demanding dance numbers and challenging lyrics, Ricky and Brian knew in advance this production would be no walk in the park.  Nonetheless, with ample time to rehearse, and with the help supportive volunteers and parents, the theatre company is ready to go when the curtain rises on Friday night.

The Spy had a quick chat with Ricky and Brian last week on the challenges and pleasures that come with a show like West Side Story.

This video is approximately three minutes in length. Photography by Randy Bachand. 

Performances are Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m., Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets will only be sold online, by phone, and if there are tickets remaining, at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. There will be a nominal processing fee for all tickets. Visit www.showtix4u.com or call 1-866-967-8167 to purchase tickets


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