Eliza Glaser-Kshensky of Commack was a member of the orchestra in the Hamilton College Spring Theatre production of West Side Story, based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer directed the play, and a live orchestra conducted by Heather Buchman accompanied the performance.
The classic American musical received an update with the Theatre Department’s production. Set in 2018 Bronx, New York, five months after hurricane Maria, the timeless musical tells a story of love, of otherness and street gangs.
Glaser-Kshensky, a junior majoring in Russian studies, is a graduate of Commack High School.
West Side Story was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at.