Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Awgwf !7, W3 THK lirHMIDOl HflRAlO- t Producer DICK MELLS, left, and choreographer MURIEL JOLLIFFE set the final curtain. inside story about west Stage manager BRUCE IVES touches up a set side story Waiting in the wings: DEBBIE GREY, front with LIZ WATERFIELD, CHIP SEIBERT, GAY WIL- KIRK JJEHEAKSALS are in full swing for West Side Story, the tragedy of a twentieth century Romeo and Juliet, set to the memorable music of Leonard Bernstein. The ill-fated love story of Maria and Tony, played by Linda Johnson and Jim Veenstra, is woven into a background of gang warfare on the upper west side of New York in the 1950s. The contemporary Montagues and Capulets are the Jets, a heterogenous group of Americanos, feuding with the Puerto Rican Sharks. As in the original 1957 Broadway production, cast and crew, with the exception of two of New York's finest, range in age from 15 to 23 years. Dick Mells is producer director, with Muriel Jol- liffe, choreographer and Ellyn Mells, musical direc- tor. West Side Story, the fourth annual summer musi- cal sponsored by the Allied Arts Council, comes to the Yates Memorial Centre Tuesday through Saturday of next week. photos by rick ervin LAURIE MANN paints sign for Dolly's Drug Store. MIKE DAY mops up after a strenuous workout BARBARA DAY pins up a htm for DEBBIE GREY. Lead soprano LINDA JOHNSON, left, and WENDY BURROWS.