West Side Story
Director / Choreographer
“…this presentation of “West Side Story” presented by PCPA and directed by company resident artist Michael Jenkinson is magnificent theater. With a minimal set, what is needed is terrific dancing, good singing and emotional acting. Jenkinson and his cast delivers — in a big way.
His dancers work brilliantly through the numbers, which have that original Jerome Robbins feel, but feature the grace of Jenkinson’s own style.
Jenkinson does a brilliant job of updating the mood, but keeping the original intent of “West Side Story” flowing.”
— Brad Memberto, Santa Maria Times
“West Side Story…in the hands of director/choreographer Michael Jenkinson…feels remarkably fresh and urgent.”
— Tom Jacobs, Santa Barbara Independent
“Michael Jenkinson is both gutsy and gifted, and his subtly tweaked production of the Robbins- Bernstein-Sondheim-Laurents trailblazer is about as sensational as it gets.”
— Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA.com