West Side Story comes to Vancouver!
Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings the beloved musical West Side Story to Vancouver, from February 4th to 9th, 2014.
From the Broadway website:
Pulled directly from the pages of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield.
With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets (February 4th) to West Side Story and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Monday, February 3rd at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:
1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:
I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #WestSideStory and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://ow.ly/t2P6r
2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the West Side Story poster photo.
3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.
To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.