High school presents ‘West Side Story’ this week

This is it! 

The Pagosa Springs High School music and theater departments are happy, pleased, proud and excited to bring Pagosa their premier of “West Side Story,”  by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim April 16, 17 and 18 at the PSHS auditorium at 7 p.m. 

Our cast of 45 young people has been working for 10 weeks to bring you this extraordinary musical.  Our technicians, crew, costumers and set designers have almost completed their preparation in support of the production. 

We have the largest orchestra ever to perform at a high school musical — 25 members, including a string section. They are:  Heidi Tanner, violin; Bethany Wanket, violin; Zoe Rohrich, violin; Kate Kelley, cello; Hannah Rohrich, cello; Dave Krueger, flute/piccolo; Peter Morey, oboe; Kathy Baisdon, clarinet; Lisa Hartley, clarinet, Valley Lowrance, bassoon; Bob Nordmann, alto sax; Bill Gottschalk, tenor sax/baritone sax; D’Ann Artis, horn; Larry Elginer, trumpet; Larry Baisdon, trumpet; Jon Hudson, trumpet; Sue gottschalk, baritone horn; Carl Mesicap, baritone horn; Josh DeVoti, drums; Jerome Osmialowski, percussion; Joan Hageman, percussion; Sally Neel, synthesizer; Venita Burch, piano, and Dan Burch, conductor. 

Tickets are available now at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, or at the door prior to performances.  Come out and support our performing arts program while listening to the wonderful sounds of our “West Side Story” pit orchestra.

Photo courtesy Anna Harbison
The gang is on the prowl, and the public is invited to the dance. The Pagosa Springs High School production of “West Side Story” plays tonight, Friday and Saturday, at the high school auditorium. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce or at the door.