School Show – Romeo + Juliet

Wednesday, October 16, 2024 at 9:30am

Waterville Opera House + Theater at Monmouth

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St, Waterville, ME

6 - 12

School Shows: Tickets must be reserved in advance through the Box Office by completing the registration form. For more information CLICK HERE.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dawn McAndrews

The young, ill-fated couple, who unite only four brief times, arguably engage in the
greatest literary love story for the ages.

They meet briefly across a crowded room; again, on the same starry night, when she is perched
on her balcony and he is encumbered by the ground below; then when they exchange vows
without celebration, fulfilling a sacrament but inadvertently fueling their families’ feud; next
in their wedding bed or a one-night affair; and, ultimately, when their beauty and youth bleed
into eternity.

Romeo and his Juliet have inspired more than 400 years of productions of the play, an overture
by Tchaikovsky, a ballet by Prokofiev, a musical that helped define the genre (1957’s West Side
Story), an array of films (including Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet), essentially every
2-minute-and-32-second pop song, and multitudes of other works of art.

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