West Side Story Earns “Most Worthy” Reviews
J. Peter Bergman calls ‘West Side Story’ “dynamic” in his review for The Berkshire Edge

“This show is no longer a period piece. It is a dynamic piece, period!”

“No one can really change the bones of this show. But it is the flesh that has been renewed by Knowlton. This is the new “West Side Story” – much the same but so different. I recommend it!”

‘West Side Story’ is “a most worthy season opening production, setting the bar perhaps almost impossibly high for all the shows to come this season.” according to Lisa Jarisch for Berkshire on Stage

“It was a joy to watch so many newcomers perform as seasoned veterans, and to anticipate their continued presence and development over the season ahead.”

“Jared Goodwin has a wonderful physicality about him, displaying lithe, sinewy movement, hip twists and twitches, particularly A bravura debut performance indeed.”

“Gaudier may be the breakout star of the season….let us hope her considerable talents will be offered to audiences in the weeks to come.”

Jeff Borak shares with audiences about the ‘hard working and fitful” production of ‘West Side Story’ in his review for The Berkshire Eagle

“Goodwin brings a sweet maturity and sincerity to the role, along with a rich, lyrical voice, especially in upper registers. Goodwin also nicely captures his brotherly affection for Riff (well played by Griffin Wilkins).”

“Gaudier’s singing is more than up to the demands of Bernstein’s score and Sondheim’s lyrics. She carries her performance with a touching blend of innocence and savvy.”

‘West Side Story’ “kicks off the Mac-Haydn summer season with a Bang! Pop! POW! by delivering a sizzling performance ” according to Adreanna Limbach for Berkshire on Stage

“The entire ensemble cast is thrilling to watch; they embody the hot, simmering tension of rivalry, and their swaggering machismo is gracefully executed; both in the scenes where the ensemble are pummeling each other to bits and shimmying across the dance floor.”

“Big ups to this year’s production for skillfully pointing at these perennial questions without losing any of the flamboyant razzle-dazzle that makes the Mac-Haydn Theatre a joyful highlight of the summer.”

“Very enthusiastically encourage you to GET TICKETS NOW as its two week run is as potent and short lived as Tony and Maria’s love story.”