“Somewhere” at Geva Theatre tells story of Puerto Ricans living in 1950s NYC

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The production of “Somewhere” has proven to be quite the hit for Geva Theatre.

Half musical, half family drama, it’s described as the “West Side Story you haven’t heard” and chronicles the lives of Puerto Ricans living in the 1950s in New York City.

The production has been underway since late October and wraps up next week. We got the chance to talk to some of the performers.

“‘West Side Story’ is a movie that made a huge impact on the world and presented a community of people for the first time to media that wasn’t really being represented,” said Eddie Gutierrez who plays the character Alejandro Candelaria. “There were limitations in how the movie presented them and I think the goal of this play is to show the family in a more 3d realistic way and multi-faceted way that shows their humanity, their sorrows, their joys, their triumphs, their failures.”

You still have until November 13th to see the show. You can get tickets here.