“West Side Story” – Review by Spotlight Associate, Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** If you have never seen “West Side Story” on stage before, the current production at Lyric Opera of Chicago, part of their Broadway at Lyric series, may just be the most definitive version of this beloved musical that’s available and you are highly encouraged to seek it out. Conversely, if you feel that you have seen this show too many times before, well, you have never seen it like this. Get your tickets now or you will be missing out on a unique opportunity to see it on such a grand scale. Regardless of your history with this show, Francesca Zambello’s production of “West Side Story” is stellar for three very distinct reasons. 4 BIG SPOTLIGHTS

“West Side Story” continues through June 2nd at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker, Chicago. Best parking option: The Poetry Garage, 201 West Madison, $12 in advance at www.thepoetrygarage.com. Valet parking is also available – $30. Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. Performances are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:00; Wednesdays at 1:30 and 7:00 pm; Thursdays Tickets start at $29. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org/Cendrillon.

Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.