Musical Theatre Schedule

2023-2024 Musical Theatre Season

Scottsdale Community College Department of Art and Music in collaboration with Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre presents:

West Side Story

Get ready for an exhilarating night of love, rivalry, and dance as the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre proudly presents West Side Story. Scottsdale Community College’s talented cast and crew continue their tradition of delivering captivating and diverse musical experiences that leave audiences spellbound.

West Side Story, a timeless classic, is a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Set against the vibrant backdrop of 1950s New York City, the play explores the fierce rivalry between teenage street gangs—the Jets and the Sharks. Amidst the tensions and clashes, Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks' leader. Their forbidden romance unfolds amidst tense social and cultural conflicts, ultimately leading to a powerful and memorable climax.

Don K. Williams, SCC’s head of performance and directing, said, “There is no more American Musical than West Side Story. But over time, it's been shaped in stone as a museum piece. While we won't be modernizing the time set we will approach this with an eye toward authenticity in representation, rawness and passion that will come from the beating heart of today. This is a timeless story of violence, racism, love, loss, acceptance and tragedy. Nothing seems more relevant today than a story like this.”

Don't miss your chance to witness the electrifying performances on the following days:

  • Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 6 @ 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 12 @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 13 @ 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 19 @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 20 @ 2:00 pm

Admission prices are $10 for SCC students and $20 for the public.

Reserve Your Seat for West Side Story

For further inquiries, call the box office at (480) 423-6356.