Set in New York, mid fifties. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The Sharks are Puerto Ricans and they are taunted by the Jets, a white group who consider themselves the true Americans.
Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.
We went to the Fortis Circustheater in Scheveningen, Holland, to see this Bernstein's masterpiece. As expected, it was superb. You should have seen it. The costumes, the decors, the actors, the music,.. It was another one to remember!