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westsidestory_ctg2015“West Side Story,” an adaption of the Romeo and Juliet story, opened Saturday at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall.

In this Tony Award-winning musical, the love story of Romeo and Juliet becomes that of Maria and Tony.

The grudge between the houses of the Capulets and the Montagues becomes a feud between the Jets and the Sharks.

“Whether you are team Jets or team Sharks, everyone loves a love story,” said CTG officials.

At the same time, much of the ugliness, agony and neuroticism of slum life in New York is captured, as well.

Patti and Greg Finley

Patti and Greg Finley

Patti Finley, a 20-year icon at the CTG, is directing the show as her farewell production for CTG, after which she’ll be moving to Idaho.

Finley has directed more than 60 shows and almost single-handedly developed and grew CTG’s acclaimed Youth Theatre Institute.

“She has truly been an outstanding advocate for the arts in our community. She will be missed!” said CTG officials.

Performances are Fridays: June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 8 pm; Saturdays, May 30 and June 6 at 8 pm, June 13, 20, 27 at 2 and 8 pm, Sundays:May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 pm.

Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for seniors (62+) and junior (-18.)

“With Finley’s expert direction, a stellar cast and spectacular music and dance numbers, West Side Story is an experience you won’t want to miss,” said CTG officials.

Call the CTG Box Office at 661-799-2702 for more ticket information and reservations.

The CTG is located at 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall.

 

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  1. Saw it today, enjoyed it very much!!

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