Stepping Stone Players Present 'West Side Story'

The Stepping Stone Players, Glendale's community theatre group, will soon present the Tony-award winning musical, "West Side Story."

Nine performances are scheduled for September with two Sunday matinee performances that will have American Sign Language interpretation.

Now in their fifth season, the troupe continues to attract both deaf and hearing audiences to their "near Broadway quality" performances of popular Broadway musical shows.

The Stepping Stone Players is a nonprofit Glendale-based community theater group with the vision to inspire a sense of community by encouraging the participation of people of all ages and backgrounds in their annual production. The group provides a unique opportunity for children and adults to explore, learn, perform and mentor in every aspect of live musical theatre.

Herb Isaacs will direct this year's production of "West Side Story," with Robert Brandzel as music director, Jeremy Lucas as choreographer and David Potter as scenic designer. Lee Briggs and Leslie Waltzer once again produce.

The Stepping Stone Players welcome back American Sign Language veterans Tadd Cohen, Jonica Patella and their interning students from Pierce College Deaf Studies Program. Each year The Stepping Stone Players provide a mentoring program for students achieving greatness in the field of ASL Interpretation.

"West Side Story" will run Sept. 10 to Sept. 26, with nine weekend performances scheduled at the Hoover High School Auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Two Sunday matinee performances on Sept. 19 and 26. will have ASL interpretation. Tickets are $12 and go on sale Aug. 1. Group rates are available.

For ticket information, e-mail info@steppingstoneplayers.com or call 246-8822.

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