College Of The Albemarle COAST Players To Present West Side Story | Eastern North Carolina Now

    The College of The Albemarle COAST Players are bringing the timeless classic West Side Story to the Performing Arts Center in Elizabeth City, February 26 - March 8, 2015. The cast is made up of over 30 actors, singers, and dancers. The show is being directed by Jeffrey Emmerich, drama director, and Associate Professor at College of The Albemarle. Choreographer and costume designer for the production is Mariah Schierer. Gloria Emmerich is the musical director.

    West Side Story is loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria. Tony is a former gang leader of the "Jets" and falls in love with Maria, sister of the leader of the Puerto Rican street gang the "Sharks." Set in New York, the lovers struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. West Side Story is considered by many to be Broadway's greatest triumph and remains as powerful and timely today as it was when first written in 1957. The Bernstein and Sondheim score, one of Broadway's finest, features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

    A live orchestra made up of 13 players will accompany the ten performances of West Side Story. Spectacular costumes, sets, lighting effects, and energetic dancing are trademarks of this COAST Players production. The schedule includes morning, afternoon, and evening performances.

Advanced Ticket prices:

  • Adults $16.50, Senior/Military $13.00, Students $9.50.
  • All tickets are $2 more at the door.


  • Thursday, February 26 at 10am
  • Friday, February 27 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 28 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, March 1 at 2pm

  • Thursday, March 5 at 10am
  • Friday, March 6 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 7 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, March 8 at 2pm

  • CONTACT: Jeffrey Emmerich (252) 339-0518
  • College of The Albemarle Performing Arts Center
  • 1208 N. Road Street
  • Elizabeth City, NC 27909
  • Box Office Phone: (252) 335-9050 or (800) 335-9050

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