Kinetic School of Performing Arts return to the Richard Burton this summer for their production of West Side Story.
West Side Story is a story of racial hatred and the tragedy that results from it. The protagonists are two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, who live in the same neighbourhood and both want control of the streets. The sister of the Shark's leader falls in love with the best friend of the leader of the Jets and their romance is used as a reason by the gangs for an all-out fight that ends tragically for both gangs. The plot is advanced through dramatic, energetic dances and some of the most beautiful music ever written for a musical.