Tragic love story still central to revamped Broadway musical

West Side Story

A revival of the Tony Award-winning musical West Side Story makes a tour stop in Stephens Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 4 (7:30 p.m.).  The love story, based on that of Romeo and Juliet, has been remastered, including an infusion of some Spanish into the dialogue of the Puerto Rican characters. Still set in New York City with the Sharks, Jets, Bernardo, Tony and Maria, the production shakes off its 1950s origins for a more timeless -- and edgy -- look and feel.

Tickets, available at the Stephens box office and through Ticketmaster, are $49-$53 for adults, $25 for ISU students and $28 for youth (parental guidance suggested, not intended for audience members 13 years and younger). Admission includes access to a talk by assistant professor of theater Brad Dell in the Celebrity Café, 30 minutes prior to the show. Contributed photo.