Brian Corkum just closed a limited run of West Side Story directed by Michael Fling (The MUNY, Goodspeed Musicals, TheatreWorks USA, Roundabout). The Abilene Opera Association gathered New York professionals for a three show run of West Side Story. These performances featured Jerome Robbin’s original choreography which was meticulously set by Beth Crandall (Associate Choreographer: The Kennedy Center, The MUNY, TUTS, Goodspeed, Broadway, and Off-Broadway).

Learning the original choreography from Beth was such an incredible experience. Beth performed as Zaza in the 2009 Revival of West Side Story and followed it to the First National Tour where she also served as the Dance Captain. She then performed in the International Tour and was the Associate Choreographer for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at The MUNY. Brian was very proud to share the story of West Side with the Southern audiences of Abilene.