The 1961 CLASSIC


West Side Story still stands as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations to ever hit the big screen. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, scored by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the 1961 film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. The film won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Wise and Robbins,  as well as a special award to Robbins for ‘Brilliant Achievements in the Art of Choreography on Film’. The film has been designated as “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for the National Film Registry in 1997.


Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $12 Adult
  • $1.50 ticketing fee and HST additional
  • Reserve seating
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 


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