West Side Story
Strong emotions, amazing dance scenes, some of the most beautiful melodies in the world with a big orchestra and top soloists
Savoy’s new interpretation of the West Side Story brings international star soloists and top Finnish performers to the stage, such as Maria Ylipää, Diandra and Chike Ohanwe, who was the Jussi Award winner in October 2020.
Tuomas Parkkinen’s direction and Ima Iduozee’s choreography bring the musical back to its roots, to the era of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
West Side Story deals with the uniqueness of love and the absurdity of hate. It asks if there is hope for us to live in a better world one day. The most famous songs in the musical are Maria, America, Tonight and Somewhere.
DIRECTOR: Tuomas Parkkinen
CHOREOGRAPHER: Ima Iduozee
CONDUCTOR: Jonas Rannila
SCENOGRAPHER: Jani Uljas
COSTUMES: Erika Turunen
CAST (i.a.): Maria: Holly Sedillos (USA), Tony: Christian Mark Gibbs (USA), Chino: Roderick Kabanga, Anita: Maria Ylipää, Bernardo: Chike Ohanwe, Riff: Adam Hollick (USA), A Girl: Diandra Flores, Action: Christopher Faison (USA), Schrank: Carlos Orjuela, A-Rab: Joel Forsström, Baby John: Niklas Rauten, Big Deal: Alen Nsambu, Diesel: Ike Ikegwuonu, Anybodys: Kasper Korpela, Consuelo: Zoltan Darago (Unkari), Francisca: Sarah Verdier (Ruotsi), Rosalia: Nathalia Hyvärinen Kanerva sekä ensemble Leo Ikhilor, Akim Bakhtanoui, Iiris Puustinen, Selma Kauppinen, Josefiina Kotajärvi and Atiti Iduozee
The musical is produced in collaboration with the Savoy Theatre and Sublime Music Agency.
WEST SIDE STORY
Composition by Leonard Bernstein
Text by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Premiere on Broadway in 1957
Performed in English, subtitles in Finnish
Recommended age limit of 7 years (contains violence)
PREMIERE 1 SEPTEMBER 2021
Performances from 1 September to 19 September 2021 at Savoy Theatre
Tickets: €79, child/student €45, VIP €107 (incl. best seats + cloakroom), VIP Show & Dinner €155 (incl. best seats + a three-course menu + cloakroom), groups of 10 or more get 10% off
The VIP ticket includes the best seats in the auditorium and a cloakroom fee.
VIP ticket packages for more than 10 people can be booked via telephone sales, +358 600 900 900 (€2 / starting minute + mobile phone charge / local network charge).