Temecula Valley Players 40th Anniversary Season Debut - Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, 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 heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best written.
Book by Arthur Laurents with Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.