It may be months away, but demand for the best available tickets has already begun and is building.
We have 90 great seats to provide the proper proximity to the stage from which to behold this huge production spectacle. They are located on the main floor in the forward rows of its wide aisle partition, rows BB-EE are just behind the wide aisle and across the three middle sections.
Register now and pay later to claim your seat. (We will order more tickets and 2nd bus if early demand is warrants.)
Leonard Bernstein's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics transplant Romeo and Juliet to the backstreets of New York, giving us this Broadway Musical Masterpiece.
Tony and Maria are wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and families battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us...somewhere." Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of "Maria" and "Tonight" to the exuberance of "America" and the humor of "Gee, Officer Krupke." Add to the bold, sexy and iconic dances of Jerome Robbins that smolder and sizzle with energy, and you have a musical-theater experience that you'll never forget.
Run Time: two hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
A coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and Glimmerglass Festival of Cooperstown, NY.
WEST SIDE STORY: Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS, Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM, Original production directed and choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS.
The Celebrated Musical West Side Story Hit's Lyric's Stage in 2019
Lyric Opera of Chicago:
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Free Time for Lunch and Adventure
within easy walking distance of
(W Madison St and S Wacker Dr)
A few dining suggestions (Reservations Required):
Dine at The Lyric Opera of Chicago at three of its three on-site restaurant options
Rivers Restaurant and Bar conveniently located next to the Lyric across Madison St with spacious riverfront deck. (Note: PLATO Group Lunch will be dining here.)
ItineraryBear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Chicago on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
6:45 AM Arrive at Oakwood Village West to begin boarding.
7:10 AM Arrive at Capitol Lakes to begin boarding
7:30 AM Arrive at East Towne Sears to begin boarding
11:00 AM Arrive at The Lyric
1:30 PM West Side Story performance begins
3:50 PM West Side Story performance ends and begin boarding
4:15 PM Estimated departure for Madison
Arrive Madison (Est)
7:15 PM East Towne Sears
7:40 PM Capitol Lakes
8:00 PM Oakwood Village West
Non-Member Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Accessibility Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
For further information, contact West Side Story theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-271-7741