Leonard Bernstein on music, Stephen Sondheim for lyrics, Jerome Robbins doing choreography and Arthur Laurents and William Shakespeare writing the book – never before or since has a musical had a more high-powered creative team than West Side Story. The result was a hit of epic proportions (10 Oscars, three Tonys and two Grammys). In West Side Story, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to mid-century Manhattan, where young lovers Tony and Maria are caught between warring street gangs. Their story and the songs that define them are without equal: You need only hear numbers like “America,” “I Feel Pretty” or “Maria” once to never forget them. Now, experience this Broadway classic up close and personal on the intimate City Lights Theater Company stage in downtown San Jose.