Broadway classic ‘West Side Story’ comes to Bangkok in October

Bangkok’s got it all, but theater on this scale is a rare treat. Bangkok’s 25th International Festival of Dance and Music will be bringing ‘West Side Story’ to Bangkok from Oct 5-8 for six shows. 

This play will include the original choreography from legendary dancer and director Jerome Robbins and a troupe of American actors, and the set is being shipped from New York to Thailand. 

Back in the public imagination thanks to Steven Spielberg’s adaptation in 2021, this performance is being held in recognition of the 90th anniversary of Thai-US relations. While in town, the event will include a student outreach program and voice and dance masterclasses on Oct 3 at International School Bangkok.

Bangkok ‘s 25th International Festival of Dance and Music will take place over eight weeks from Sep 2-Oct 22 at the Thailand Cultural Center. Other shows include Yue opera of “Dream of the Red Chamber,” based on China’s great classic Chinese novel, and a night of Beethoven from the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. Along with Flamenco and other dance performances, another highlight will be a performance of Swan Lake by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. 

For more information on shows, visit the festival’s website, and book tickets at Thai Ticket Major.

This story originally appeared in BK Magazine.

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