West Side Story has seen many revivals on Broadway and elsewhere since its 1957 debut, but the current one, which began rocking the Palace Theatre stage in 2009, updates the musical with a touch of bilingualism left out of the original. Based on the original direction of Arthur Laurents, who wrote the book West Side Story, this version remains true to the musical's classic core, and that's what you'll get when it opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Buell Theatre, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The short two-week run, certain to be a holiday-season charmer, continues through New Year's Day; for showtimes and tickets, $25 and up, visit www.denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 17, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 21, 2 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 23, 2 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 24, 2 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 30, 2 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 1, 2 p.m. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Jan. 1, 2011