'West Side Story' Singalong coming to Great Valley on April 23

Penn State Great Valley will host a "West Side Story" Singalong 
at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Musser Auditorium, in The Conference Center.

Registration is free at http://westsidesingalong.eventbrite.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks (alcohol is not permitted) and come as their favorite "West Side Story" character for a costume competition. The singalong will feature songs like "Maria," "America," "I Feel Pretty," "Gee Officer Krupke," "One Hand One Heart," "Somewhere," "Tonight" and "Cool" with lyrics provided on a screen.

Originally conceived as a Broadway musical with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins, "West Side Story" is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet." The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs – the Jets and the Sharks — and a rumble under the highway unfolds as a young Tony and Maria fall in love despite racial tensions. In 1962, the musical was made into a feature film directed by Robert Wise that won 10 Academy Awards out of 11 nominations, including Best Picture, and won more awards than any other musical film in history.