Artisan Theatre

Artisan Center Theater presents

West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins

Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Directed by Natalie Burkhart

Choreographed by Cody Walker

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Stage Management by Felicia Stalzer


WEST SIDE STORY runs July 20, 2018 through August 18, 2018.


            Hurst, Texas, July 17, 2018– WEST SIDE STORY opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, July 20, 2018 and runs through Saturday, August 18, 2018. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning July 28. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.


From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.



NOTE: There will be a gun shot during the course of the show. PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED. Some fight scenes may be too intense for young children.




Tony - Chase Williams, Tanner Cockrum

Riff - Josh Wilson      

Action - Cameron Barkley

Diesel - Michael Hasty           

Baby John - Griffin Hoch

A-rab - Mason Vales  

Mouthpiece - Tanner Cockrum, Chase Williams

Bernardo - Dawson Graham 

Chino - Brendan Thomas

Pepe - Josh Crow      

Indio - Andrew Castle

Luis - Alessandro Hernandez 

Maria - Audrey Watson, Sophie Mings

Anita - Ciara Cimino

Rosalia - Paloma Magana, Katherine Lacombe

Somewhere Soloist/Jet/Shark Girl Ensemble - Katherine Lacombe, Paloma Magana

Consuela - Samantha Bajonero        

Francisca - Piper Daniel, Michelle Dulin

Pauline - Michelle Dulin, Piper Daniel

Teresita - Megan Roberts, Sami Duda

Shark Girl Ensemble - Sami Duda, Megan Roberts

Anybodys - Taylor Adkins, Parker Gerdes

Jet Girl/Shark Girl Ensemble - Parker Gerdes, Taylor Adkins

Velma/Margarita - Sadie Leyva         

Graziella - Jillian Kirchdorfer, Rachel Medina

Jet Girl/Shark Girl Ensemble - Rachel Medina, Jillian Kirchdorfer

Minnie - Madison Jones         

Clarice - Zoe Rudko

Jet Girl Ensemble - Sophie Mings, Audrey Watson

Doc - Chris Seil

Schrank - David Magana      

Krupke - Daniel Lawson, Brendan Ramsey



Who:               Artisan Center Theater, a 196 seat theater-in-the-round

What:             WEST SIDE STORY

When:             July 20, 2018 – August 18, 2018

Where:           Artisan Center Theater - Main Stage, 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

Director:         Natalie Burkhart

Showtimes:    7:30pm on M/T/Th/F/Sat with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning July 28.

Tickets:          Reserved seats are: $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; website:



Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional plays on the its 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage. Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit


Photographer – Al Smith


Featured in Photo– Cameron Barkley, Michael Hasty, Josh Wilson, Chase Williams, Griffin Hoch, Mason Vales



Coming next to Artisan Main Stage is


August 31, 2018 – September 29, 2018