Iconic ‘West Side Story’ still resonates today

Carolyn Jerz of Greensburg will be playing Maria opposite Logan Williams of Pittsburgh as Tony in the production. She describes her character as a playful, naive teenage girl who just wants to take part in life. “She has just moved to New York City from Puerto Rico and is attending her first school dance with her people, the Sharks,” Jerz says. “In my interpretation, she most likely has been home-schooled…

Performers rehearsing a dance scene from West Side Story on the stage of the Geyer Performing Arts Center

West Side Story to play out on Geyer Performing Arts Center stage

Carolyn Jerz is playing the lead role of Maria, and Logan Williams will take on the role of her love interest, Tony. “(Carolyn) is one of my favorite actresses to work with,” Handford said. “She started out as an understudy for Maria, but she read for Maria at our first read-thru and even before she was Maria, she was Maria. She is an amazing actress, singer, and dancer.” Handford said…