St Pats and Loreto collaborate for West Side Story

Months of tireless work will come to fruition when Loreto College and St Patrick’s College students raise the curtain on West Side Story this week.

The 1957 Broadway smash, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, will be performed at Loreto College’s Mary’s Mount Centre. 

Director Greg Shawcross said the students had worked since late last year “with great dedication to create an honest version of the production”. Mr Shawcross said the play – which follows two warring gangs from the Upper West Side – was a reminder of the need to truly be welcoming and inclusive. 

Oscar Wilson will play the 1950s styled New York Romeo, Tony. His love, Rosalia, will be played by Madelaine Johnson. 

The performers will be accompanied by an orchestra led by conductor Fiona Wilson.

West Side Story will open at Loreto College’s Mary’s Mount Centre this Wednesday, May 17 at 7.30pm, followed by 7.30pm sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will also be a matinee 11am session on Friday. 

To book contact St Patrick’s College on 5331 1688.