Forbidden romance. It can make for heated family discussions: “Stick to your own kind! A boy like that will give you sorrow…” But the forbidden romance of Tony and “a girl named Maria” also makes great family entertainment for those who “like to live in America.”
West Side Story: Nov. 15 – 18
If you’re thinking, “Hey, that sounds like the plot to ‘West Side Story’,” then you’re right, and “tonight won’t be just any night.” Tonight is a chance for you to win two free tickets to an adaptation of this romantic, but tragic musical presented by Adath’s USY and Kadima Nov. 15 – 18 at the Hopkins High School little theater.
“The USY and Kadima kids have worked really hard practicing for this production,” says Sivya Leventhal, Youth Activities Director at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. “If you’ve never seen this modern adaptation of what is basically Romeo and Juliet, or haven’t seen it in a while, then this is a must-see. We have a very talented group of actors, singers and dancers. The choreography is outstanding.”
Complete with feuding street gangs, dancing, death, and secret lovers “it’s alarming how charming you’ll feel” after seeing this production. If you can relate to the story of Maria and Tony, maybe you are in an interfaith relationship or have a family member who is. If so, Adath is hosting a discussion for you, free to the public, 7:30 PM Monday, November 19 on “Interfaith Families Negotiate December Dilemmas.”
Are you in an interfaith relationship? Is your child married to someone who isn’t Jewish? If so, you’re invited to a 7:30 PM Monday, Nov. 19 panel discussion at Adath Jeshurun with Rabbi Harold Kravitz and Barbara Rudnick of Minneapolis Jewish Family and Children’s Service.
How to Win Free Tickets to West Side Story
You can win free tickets to “West Side Story” if you simply write in the comments field below: “I Feel Pretty.” TC Jewfolk will then randomly draw a name from the submissions, and two tickets will be waiting for you at the box office on the night of your choice. Hurry, the winner will be drawn this Thursday afternoon!
Thursday, November 15th at 7pm
Saturday, November 17th at 7:30pm (USY Night)
Sunday, November 18th at 2pm and 6pm
All performances at the Hopkins High School little theater
2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305
If you don’t win the free tickets, tickets can also be purchased at the door or they can be purchased in advance by putting “tickets” in the subject line of email to [email protected].
“Let us know which performances you want tickets for and how many adult and or student/child and we will have them waiting for you at the door,” says Leventhal.
West Side Story ticket prices: $10 for adults, $5 for students.