This time our DJ Chloe Fang sat down with the leading roles, Jenna Burns (as Maria) and Kevin Hack (as Tony), from a vibrant new stage production of the legendary broadway musical “West Side Story”.
“West Side Story” has been described as 'The No.1 Greatest Musical of all Time' by various media. Inspired by Shakespeare’s famous love story “Romeo and Juliet”, the “West Side Story” is set amidst the vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York, and is famous for its ground-breaking music and choreography.
This time the celebrated new production, which has sold-out houses all over the world and even nominated for the most important theatre award “the Laurence Olivier Award”, is finally coming to Hong Kong with the longest sat-down, for over 5 weeks!
The casts expressed their excitement to really get to know Hong Kong during the longest 5-week sat-down, aiming to fully experience the local culture and food whilst maintaining their routine work-outs for the very demanding musical roles.
Jenna and Kevin actually came from very diverging paths. Jenna grew up in a very musical family and discussed her passion in acting and singing early on. She pursued a relevant degree and started pounding the pavement in New York. On the other hand, Kevin originally aimed for a career in professional ice hockey and is also a bodybuilding enthusiast. Though discovering his talent and interest in musical by accident, Kevin has been enjoying the snowball effect of traveling around the world and meeting new friends along the way. In their free time, both Jenna and Kevin are huge fans of Ed Sheeran’s new album “Divide”.
“West Side Story” is definitely packing a powerful punch, both dramatically and musically. Make sure you check it out this month in Hong Kong!